EPA Finds Alaska Needs Tougher Water Quality Limits, Citing Increased FCR

June 11, 2024
EPA has made a formal determination that Alaska needs new and revised water quality standards (WQS) to protect human health, finding the current state standards are no longer protective of applicable designated uses given higher fish consumption rates (FCR) than the state currently uses -- the latest in a series of such decisions. In a June 5 determination , EPA told Emma Pokon, Commissioner-Designee of Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the state has one year to promulgate new or...

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