EPA seeks input on revised water quality criteria for acrolein, phenol

EPA has published draft revisions to its national recommended water quality criteria for acrolein and phenol. Scientific views will be accepted on these criteria revisions for 45 days before they are finalized. EPA recalculated the human health criteria based on EPA's Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000). The revised criteria represent a partial update and integrate new reference doses for acrolein and phenol...

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 15, 2008 -- Today in the Federal Register, EPA published draft revisions to its national recommended water quality criteria for acrolein and phenol. Scientific views will be accepted on these criteria revisions for 45 days before they are finalized. EPA recalculated the human health criteria based on EPA's Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (2000). The revised criteria represent a partial update and integrate new reference doses for acrolein and phenol from the Agency's Integrated Risk Information System.

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>> More information on draft criteria for acrolein and phenol

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