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Bioassays and Biomonitoring
National Summary
Biomonitoring is the term used to describe a broad category of monitoring methods used to test the toxicity of the wastestream flowing from wastewater treatment plants, streams, rivers, and other surface water. States are responsible for providing the water quality standards that individual discharges under authority of the Clean Water Act (CWA) (33 USC 1251 to 1387) must meet.
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Guidance Documents APPENDICES B-E - Supplemental List of Acute Toxicity Test Species; Dilutor Systems; Plans for Mobile Toxicity Test Laboratory; Check Lists and Information Sheets  National
Regulatory Analysis Bioassays/Biomonitoring  National
Forms Daily Events Log and Diluter Calibration Form  National
Guidance Documents EPA Microbiological Alternate Test Procedure (ATP) Protocol for Drinking Water, Ambient Water, and Wastewater Monitoring Methods  National
Guidance Documents Fact Sheet: Proposed Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent (January 2015)  National
Guidance Documents Federal Register Proposed Rule - Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule for the Analysis of Effluent  National
Guidance Documents Groundwater Rule Source Water Monitoring Guidance Manual (March 2008)  National
Guidance Documents Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) Guidance Manual  National
Guidance Documents Lead and Copper Rule: A Quick Reference Guide  National
Guidance Documents Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water  National
Guidance Documents Method Guidance and Recommendations for Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Testing (July 2000)  National
Guidance Documents Methods for Measuring the Acute Toxicity of Effluents to Freshwater and Marine Organisms (5th Ed. October 2005)  National
Guidance Documents National Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Implementation Guidance Under the NPDES Program  National
Guidance Documents Short Term Methods for Estimating the Chronic Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Water to Freshwater Organisms (4th Ed. October 2002)  National
Guidance Documents Short Term Methods for Estimating the Chronic Toxicity of Effluents and Receiving Water to Marine and Estuarine Organisms (3rd Ed. October 2002)  National
Guidance Documents Standardized Monitoring Framework: A Quick Reference Guide  National
Guidance Documents Technical Support Document for Water Quality-Based Toxics Control  National
Guidance Documents Water Quality Data Elements: A User's Guide  National
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