Regulations Establishing Water Quality Standards for Surfaace Water of the State of Arkansas (Arkansas)

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Place Arkansas


   
Applies to States or Provinces Arkansas
Name Regulations Establishing Water Quality Standards for Surface Water of the State of Arkansas (Arkansas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province




























Primary Website https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/regs/files/reg02_final_140324.pdf
Applicable Jurisdiction statewide


Last Review 2015-01-27



Summary

The Regulations Establishing Water Quality Standards are established pursuant to the provisions of Subchapter 2 of the Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act (Act 472 of the Acts of Arkansas for 1949, as amended; Ark. Code Ann. 8-4-101 et seq, and in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, (hereinafter referred to as "Commission") hereby promulgates this Regulation No. 2, as amended, establishing water quality standards for all surface waters, interstate and intrastate, of the State of Arkansas. The standards are designed to enhance the quality, value and beneficial uses of the water resources of the State of Arkansas, to aid in the prevention, control and abatement of water pollution, to provide for the protection and propagation of fish and wildlife and to provide for recreation in and on the water. In establishing these standards, the Commission has taken into consideration the use and value of the streams for public water supplies, commercial, industrial and agricultural uses, aesthetics, recreational purposes, propagation of fish and wildlife, other beneficial uses, and views expressed at public hearings.

It is the purpose of these regulations to preserve and protect the quality of this water so that it shall be reasonably available for all beneficial uses and thus promote the social welfare and economic well-being of the people of the State. It is further the purpose of these regulations to designate the uses for which the various waters of the State shall be maintained and protected; to prescribe the water quality standards required to sustain the designated uses; and to prescribe regulations necessary for implementing, achieving and maintaining the prescribed water quality.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Steve Drown
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Water Division
Address 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR, 72118



Phone 501-682-0655


Email drown@adeq.state.ar.us

Contact Name Mo Shafi
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Water Division
Address 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR, 72118



Phone 501-682-0616


Email shafii@adeq.state.ar.us

     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission Regulation # 2
Date Effective 2014-03-24



Authority 2: Arkansas Water and Air Pollution Control Act
Date Effective 2011-08-26


















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