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Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 132—WATER QUALITY GUIDANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES SYSTEM


Tables to Part 132

Table 1—Acute Water Quality Criteria for Protection of Aquatic Life in Ambient Water

EPA recommends that metals criteria be expressed as dissolved concentrations (see appendix A, I.A.4 for more information regarding metals criteria).

(a)

ChemicalCMC
(µg/L)
Conversion factor (CF)
Arsenic (III)a b339.81.000
Chromium (VI)a b16.020.982
Cyanidec22n/a
Dieldrind0.24n/a
Endrind0.086n/a
Lindaned0.95n/a
Mercury (II)a b1.6940.85  
Parathiond0.065n/a

aCMC=CMCtr.

bCMCd = (CMCtr) CF. The CMCd shall be rounded to two significant digits.

cCMC should be considered free cyanide as CN.

dCMC=CMCt.

Notes:

The term “n/a” means not applicable.

CMC is Criterion Maximum Concentration.

CMCtr is the CMC expressed as total recoverable.

CMCd is the CMC expressed as a dissolved concentration.

CMCt is the CMC expressed as a total concentration.

(b)

ChemicalmAbAConversion factor (CF)
Cadmiuma b1.128−3.68670.85  
Chromium (III)a b0.819+3.72560.316
Coppera b0.9422−1.7000.960
Nickela b0.846+2.2550.998
Pentachlorophenolc1.005−4.869n/a
Zinca b0.8473+0.8840.978

aCMCtr = exp {mA [ln (hardness)]+bA}.

bCMCd = (CMCtr) CF. The CMCd shall be rounded to two significant digits.

cCMCt = exp mA {[pH]+bA}. The CMCt shall be rounded to two significant digits.

Notes:

The term “exp” represents the base e exponential function.

The term “n/a” means not applicable.

CMC is Criterion Maximum Concentration.

CMCtr is the CMC expressed as total recoverable.

CMCd is the CMC expressed as a dissolved concentration.

CMCt is the CMC expressed as a total concentration.

[60 FR 15387, Mar. 23, 1995, as amended at 65 FR 35286, June 2, 2000]

Table 2—Chronic Water Quality Criteria for Protection of Aquatic Life in Ambient Water

EPA recommends that metals criteria be expressed as dissolved concentrations (see appendix A, I.A.4 for more information regarding metals criteria).

(a)

ChemicalCCC
(µg/L)
Conversion factor (CF)
Arsenic (III)a b147.91.000
Chromium (VI)a b10.980.962
Cyanidec5.2n/a
Dieldrind0.056n/a
Endrind0.036n/a
Mercury (II)a b0.90810.85  
Parathiond0.013n/a
Seleniuma b50.922

aCCC=CCCtr.

bCCCd = (CCCtr) CF. The CCCd shall be rounded to two significant digits.

cCCC should be considered free cyanide as CN.

dCCC=CCCt.

Notes:

The term “n/a” means not applicable.

CCC is Criterion Continuous Concentration.

CCCtr is the CCC expressed as total recoverable.

CCCd is the CCC expressed as a dissolved concentration.

CCCt is the CCC expressed as a total concentration.

(b)

ChemicalmcbcConversion factor
(CF)
Cadmiuma b0.7852−2.7150.850
Chromium (III)a b0.819+0.68480.860
Coppera b0.8545−1.7020.960
Nickela b0.846+0.05840.997
Pentachlorophenolc1.005−5.134n/a
Zinca b0.8473+0.8840.986

aCCCtr = exp {mc[ln (hardness)]+bc}.

bCCCd = (CCCtr) (CF). The CCCd shall be rounded to two significant digits.

cCMCt = exp {mA[pH]+bA}. The CMCt shall be rounded to two significant digits.

Notes:

The term “exp” represents the base e exponential function.

The term “n/a” means not applicable.

CCC is Criterion Continuous Concentration.

CCCtr is the CCC expressed as total recoverable.

CCCd is the CCC expressed as a dissolved concentration.

CCCt is the CCC expressed as a total concentration.

Table 3—Water Quality Criteria for Protection of Human Health

ChemicalHNV (µg/L)HCV (µg/L)
DrinkingNondrinkingDrinkingNondrinking
Benzene1.9E15.1E21.2E13.1E2
Chlordane1.4E-31.4E-32.5E-42.5E-4
Chlorobenzene4.7E23.2E3
Cyanides6.0E24.8E4
DDT2.0E-32.0E-31.5E-41.5E-4
Dieldrin4.1E-44.1E-46.5E-66.5E-6
2,4-Dimethylphenol4.5E28.7E3
2,4-Dinitrophenol5.5E12.8E3
Hexachlorobenzene4.6E-24.6E-24.5E-44.5E-4
Hexachloroethane6.07.65.36.7
Lindane4.7E-15.0E-1
Mercury11.8E-31.8E-3
Methylene chloride1.6E39.0E44.7E12.6E3
2,3,7,8-TCDD6.7E-86.7E-88.6E-98.6E-9
Toluene5.6E35.1E4
Toxaphene6.8E-56.8E-5
Trichloroethylene2.9E13.7E2

1Includes methylmercury.

[60 FR 15387, Mar. 23, 1995, as amended at 62 FR 11731, Mar. 12, 1997; 62 FR 52924, Oct. 9, 1997]

Table 4—Water Quality Criteria for Protection of Wildlife

ChemicalCriteria (µg/L)
DDT and metabolites1.1E-5
Mercury (including methylmercury)1.3E-3
PCBs (class)1.2E-4
2,3,7,8-TCDD3.1E-9

[60 FR 15387, Mar. 23, 1995, as amended at 62 FR 11731, Mar. 12, 1997]

Table 5—Pollutants Subject to Federal, State, and Tribal Requirements

Alkalinity

Ammonia

Bacteria

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)

Chlorine

Color

Dissolved oxygen

Dissolved solids

pH

Phosphorus

Salinity

Temperature

Total and suspended solids

Turbidity

Table 6—Pollutants of Initial Focus in the Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative

A. Pollutants that are bioaccumulative chemicals of concern (BCCs):

Chlordane

4,4′-DDD; p,p′-DDD; 4,4′-TDE; p,p′-TDE

4,4′-DDE; p,p′-DDE

4,4′-DDT; p,p′-DDT

Dieldrin

Hexachlorobenzene

Hexachlorobutadiene; hexachloro-1, 3-butadiene

Hexachlorocyclohexanes; BHCs

alpha-Hexachlorocyclohexane; alpha-BHC

beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane; beta-BHC

delta-Hexachlorocyclohexane; delta-BHC

Lindane; gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane; gamma-BHC

Mercury

Mirex

Octachlorostyrene

PCBs; polychlorinated biphenyls

Pentachlorobenzene

Photomirex

2,3,7,8-TCDD; dioxin

1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene

1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene Toxaphene

B. Pollutants that are not bioaccumulative chemicals of concern:

Acenaphthene

Acenaphthylene

Acrolein; 2-propenal

Acrylonitrile

Aldrin

Aluminum

Anthracene

Antimony

Arsenic

Asbestos

1,2-Benzanthracene; benz[a]anthracene

Benzene

Benzidine

Benzo[a]pyrene; 3,4-benzopyrene

3,4-Benzofluoranthene; benzo[b]fluoranthene

11,12-Benzofluoranthene; benzo[k]fluoranthene

1,12-Benzoperylene; benzo[ghi]perylene

Beryllium

Bis(2-chloroethoxy) methane

Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether

Bis(2-chloroisopropyl) ether

Bromoform; tribomomethane

4-Bromophenyl phenyl ether

Butyl benzyl phthalate

Cadmium

Carbon tetrachloride; tetrachloromethane

Chlorobenzene

p-Chloro-m-cresol; 4-chloro-3-methylphenol

Chlorodibromomethane

Chlorethane

2-Chloroethyl vinyl ether

Chloroform; trichloromethane

2-Chloronaphthalene

2-Chlorophenol

4-Chlorophenyl phenyl ether

Chlorpyrifos

Chromium

Chrysene

Copper

Cyanide

2,4-D; 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

DEHP; di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

Diazinon

1,2:5,6-Dibenzanthracene; dibenz[a,h]anthracene

Dibutyl phthalate; di-n-butyl phthalate

1,2-Dichlorobenzene

1,3-Dichlorobenzene

1,4-Dichlorobenzene

3,3′-Dichlorobenzidine

Dichlorobromomethane; bromodichloromethane

1,1-Dichloroethane

1,2-Dichloroethane

1,1-Dichloroethylene; vinylidene chloride

1,2-trans-Dichloroethylene

2,4-Dichlorophenol

1,2-Dichloropropane

1,3-Dichloropropene; 1,3-dichloropropylene

Diethyl phthalate

2,4-Dimethylphenol; 2,4-xylenol

Dimethyl phthalate

4,6-Dinitro-o-cresol; 2-methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol

2,4-Dinitrophenol

2,4-Dinitrotoluene

2,6-Dinitrotoluene

Dioctyl phthalate; di-n-octyl phthalate

1,2-Diphenylhydrazine

Endosulfan; thiodan

alpha-Endosulfan

beta-Endosulfan

Endosulfan sulfate

Endrin

Endrin aldehyde

Ethylbenzene

Fluoranthene

Fluorene; 9H-fluorene

Fluoride

Guthion

Heptachlor

Heptachlor epoxide

Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

Hexachloroethane

Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene; 2,3-o-phenylene pyrene

Isophorone

Lead

Malathion

Methoxychlor

Methyl bromide; bromomethane

Methyl chloride; chloromethane

Methylene chloride; dichloromethane

Napthalene

Nickel

Nitrobenzene

2-Nitrophenol

4-Nitrophenol

N-Nitrosodimethylamine

N-Nitrosodiphenylamine

N-Nitrosodipropylamine; N-nitrosodi-n-propylamine

Parathion

Pentachlorophenol

Phenanthrene

Phenol

Iron

Pyrene

Selenium

Silver

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

Tetrachloroethylene

Thallium

Toluene; methylbenzene

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

1,1,1-Trichloroethane

1,1,2-Trichloroethane

Trichloroethylene; trichloroethene

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol

Vinyl chloride; chloroethylene; chloroethene

Zinc



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