EPA Announces Decision on Missouriís List of Impaired Waters
EPA has approved portions of Missouriís 2004/2006 list of impaired waters.
Region 7 Administrator John B. Askew said, ďThe Clean Water Actís objective is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nationís waters. Impaired waters are a concern for all of us.Ē
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) submitted its impaired waters list to EPA for review and approval, as required by the Clean Water Act.
EPA recognizes MDNR for its work in preparing the list of impaired waters. With this action, EPA is approving the following:
∑ Missouriís decision to list 32 bodies of water
∑ The removal of 131 bodies of water from the list of impaired waters
EPA is continuing to review the remainder of the stateís list and anticipates making a final decision within 60 days.
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