2014 Water Quality Assessment Guidance

Final 2014 Water Quality Assessment Guidance Manual

The 2014 federal 305(b)/303(d) assessment methodology guidance remains largely unchanged, however there are changes to state guidance for Virginia that reflect the addition of a refined Virginia Coastal Plain Macroinvertebrate Index, updated language for bacteria data assessment, and the addition of a new Virginia subcategory 4D. These guidance modifications are described in further detail in Part II of the Guidance Manual.

A copy of the guidance can be downloaded at this link: Final 2014 WQA Guidance Manual (1.6 MB PDF)

Additionally, a copy of all comments received and DEQ’s response are provided in this comment response document (1.8 MB PDF).

For more information, please contact Amanda Gray, DEQ Water Quality Assessment Coordinator, using the information below.

Contact:

     Amanda Gray
     Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
     Assessment Coordinator
     P.O. Box 1105
     Richmond, Virginia 23218
     Telephone (804) 698-4181
     Fax (804) 698-4032

Click here to read the Public Notice.

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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