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Submit Comments: Triennial Review of Plan for Future Changes to AK’s Water Quality Standards
March 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deadline for comments on a PLAN for FUTURE CHANGES to ALASKA’S WATER QUALITY STANDARDS – TRIENNIAL REVIEW.The federal Clean Water Act requires states to conduct a review of topics associated with state water quality standards on a triennial basis. This ensures pollution limits for Alaska’s waters are integrating the latest science, technology, policy, and federal requirements in state water quality regulations. This review is a planning process, not a rulemaking proceeding and will not directly result in new regulations. The Triennial Review provides an opportunity to discuss the priorities and commitments DEC makes with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others regarding potential updates to surface water quality standards. The WQS are subject to approval by the EPA. A copy of the potential topics being considered for the 2015-2017 Triennial Review cycle is available athttp://dec.alaska.gov/water/