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New Biological Assessment Program Review Document Available Online

Saturday, March 23, 2013

EPA has made available online the "Biological Assessment Program Review: Assessing Level of Technical Rigor to Support Water Quality Management," which provides a process for states and tribes to evaluate the technical rigor and breadth of capabilities of a biological assessment program. State and tribal water quality agencies face challenges to ensure that the best available science serves as the backbone of their monitoring and assessment programs. States and tribes can identify the technical capabilities and the limitations of their biological assessment programs and develop a plan to build on the program strengths and address the limitations. Biological assessment information is important to effectively and accurately answer water quality management questions about assessment of biological condition, protection of aquatic life, and tracking progress in restoration of degraded water bodies. To access the document, visit: LINK

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