§1336. Water standards; classification-Article V

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/047/01336
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

047

:
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL






Subchapter

003
:
NEW ENGLAND INTERSTATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMPACT










 

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1336. Water standards; classification-Article V

It is

recognized, owing to such variable factors as location, size, character and

flow and the many varied uses of the waters subject to the terms of this

compact, that no single standard of sewage and waste treatment and no single

standard of quality of receiving waters is practical and that the degree of

treatment of sewage and industrial wastes should take into account the

classification of the receiving waters according to present and proposed highest

use, such as for drinking water supply, industrial and agricultural uses,

bathing and other recreational purposes, maintenance and propagation of fish

life, shellfish culture, navigation and disposal of wastes.

The commission

shall establish reasonable physical, chemical and bacteriological standards of

water quality satisfactory for various classifications of use. It is agreed

that each of the signatory states through appropriate agencies will prepare a

classification of its interstate waters in entirety or by portions according to

present and proposed highest use and for this purpose technical experts

employed by state departments of health and state water pollution control

agencies are authorized to confer on questions relating to classification of interstate

waters affecting two or more states. Each signatory state agrees to submit its

classification of its interstate waters to the commission for approval. It is

agreed that after such approval all signatory states through their appropriate

state health departments and water pollution control agencies will work to

establish programs of treatment of sewage and industrial wastes which will meet

standards established by the commission for classified waters. The commission

may from time to time make such changes in definitions of, classifications and

in standards as may be required by changed conditions or as may be necessary

for uniformity.
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