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Chapter 173-201A WAC

Last Update: 5/9/11

WATER QUALITY STANDARDS FOR SURFACE WATERS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

WAC Sections

PART I - INTRODUCTION
Purpose.
Definitions.
PART II - DESIGNATED USES AND CRITERIA
Fresh water designated uses and criteria.
Marine water designated uses and criteria.
Establishing lake nutrient criteria.
Toxic substances.
Radioactive substances.
Natural conditions and other water quality criteria and applications.
PART III - ANTIDEGRADATION
Description.
Tier IProtection and maintenance of existing and designated uses.
Tier IIProtection of waters of higher quality than the standards.
Tier IIIProtection of outstanding resource waters.
Mixing zones.
Short-term modifications.
PART IV - TOOLS FOR APPLICATION OF CRITERIA AND USES
Variance.
Site-specific criteria.
Use attainability analysis.
Water quality offsets.
PART V - IMPLEMENTATION OF STANDARDS
Achievement considerations.
Means of implementation.
Monitoring and compliance.
Enforcement.
PART VI - USE DESIGNATIONS FOR WATERS OF THE STATE
Use designationsFresh waters.
Table 602Use designations for fresh waters by water resource inventory area (WRIA).
Use designationsMarine waters.
Table 612Use designations for marine waters.