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Water Quality Standards Regulations: West Virginia

Presented below are water quality standards in effect for Clean Water Act (CWA) purposes for this state.

EPA is posting these standards as a convenience to users and has made a reasonable effort to assure their accuracy. Also, for each document listed under "State Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes", EPA has made a reasonable effort to identify parts of the standards that are disapproved or are otherwise not in effect for CWA purposes.

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State Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes

  • [See Requirements Governing Water Quality Standards (Title 47 Legislative Rule, Series 2) ]
    (Effective June 15, 2017) Requirements governing water quality standards for the state of West Virginia. Please note that some provisions in this document have not been approved by EPA and are therefore not in effect for CWA purposes.  See the cover page for more information. 
  • [See Procedural Rules Governing Site-Specific Revisions to Water Quality Standards (Title 46 Procedural Rules Environmental Quality Board, Series 6) ]
    This series establishes procedures which govern the promulgation of legislative rules by the Environmental Quality Board and establishes procedures to be followed by the Board in removing designated uses, granting variances from water quality standards, granting variances for remaining activities, and establishing site-specific numeric criteria.
  • [See Designation of Tier 3 Waters (Title 47 Interpretive Rule, Series 2A) ]
  • [See Antidegradation Implementation Procedures (Title 60 Legislative Rule, Series 5) ]
  • [See Water Quality Standards/Mixing Zones Implementation Guidance ]
    This document contains guidance for West Virginia National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit writers to use in the development of water quality-based effluent limitations for toxic pollutants.

Federally Proposed or Promulgated Standards

  • None at this time.

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