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100231wqccbasicstandardsforsurfacewater

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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTWATER QUALITY CONTROL COMMISSION
REGULATION NO. 31THE BASIC STANDARDS ANDMETHODOLOGIESFOR SURFACE WATER(5 CCR 1002-31)
ADOPTED: May 22, 1979 EFFECTIVE: July 10, 1979AMENDED: December 12, 1983 EFFECTIVE: January 30, 1984AMENDED: June 2, 1987 EFFECTIVE: July 31, 1988AMENDED: June 6, 1988 EFFECTIVE: July 31, 1988AMENDED: August 1, 1988 EFFECTIVE: September 30, 1988AMENDED: August 7, 1989 EFFECTIVE: September 30, 1989AMENDED: October 8, 1991 EFFECTIVE: November 30, 1991AMENDED: May 4, 1993 EFFECTIVE: June 30, 1993AMENDED: August 2, 1993 EFFECTIVE: September 30, 1993AMENDED: October 4, 1993 EFFECTIVE: November 30, 1993AMENDED: December 6, 1993 EFFECTIVE: January 31, 1994AMENDED: January 10, 1995 EFFECTIVE: March 2, 1995AMENDED: January 8, 1996 EFFECTIVE: March 1, 1996AMENDED: January 13, 1997 EFFECTIVE: March 3, 1997AMENDED: July 14, 1997 EFFECTIVE: August 30, 1997AMENDED: January 12, 1998 EFFECTIVE: March 2, 1998AMENDED: January 11, 1999 EFFECTIVE: March 2, 1999AMENDED: August 15, 2000 EFFECTIVE: December 22, 2000AMENDED: November 7, 2000 EFFECTIVE: March 20, 2001EMERGENCY AMENDMENT: November 8, 2000 EFFECTIVE: November 8, 2001AMENDED: February 13, 2001 EFFECTIVE: March 30, 2001EMERGENCY AMENDMENT: May 14, 2001 EFFECTIVE: May 14, 2001AMENDED: September 10, 2001 EFFECTIVE: October 30, 2001AMENDED: November 8, 2004 EFFECTIVE: March 22, 2005AMENDED: August 8, 2005 EFFECTIVE: December 31, 2005AMENDED: August 8, 2005 EFFECTIVE: December 31, 2007AMENDED: February 12, 2007 EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2007AMENDED: January 14, 2008 EFFECTIVE: May 31, 2008AMENDED: October 13, 2009 EFFECTIVE: November 30, 2009
 
 
1TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGE31.1 Authority and Scope ........................................................................................................................... 131.2 Purpose .............................................................................................................................................. 131.3 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 131.4 Deleted ............................................................................................................................................... 231.5 Definitions .......................................................................................................................................... 231.6 Process for Assigning Classifications ................................................................................................ 6(1) Consideration in Assigning Classifications ........................................................................... 6(2) Upgrading and Downgrading ................................................................................................ 7(3) Procedures for Assigning or Changing Classifications ......................................................... 7(4) Segmentation ........................................................................................................................ 931.7 Process for Assigning Standards and Granting, Extending, or RemovingTemporary Modifications .................................................................................................................. 9(1) Assigning Standards ............................................................................................................. 9(2) Considerations in Assigning Standards ................................................................................ 12(3) Granting, Extending and Removing Temporary Modifications In Numeric Standards ......... 13(4) Procedures for Assigning or Changing a Standard or Granting,Removing, or Extending a Temporary Modifications ......................................................................... 1431.8 Antidegradation ................................................................................................................................. 14(1) Antidegradation Rule............................................................................................................. 14(2) Water Quality Based Designations ....................................................................................... 15(3) Antidegradation Review Process .......................................................................................... 1731.9 Flow Considerations ........................................................................................................................... 20(1) Low Flow Exceptions ............................................................................................................ 20(2) Water Not Yet Classified ....................................................................................................... 2131.10 Mixing Zones ................................................................................................................................. 21(1) Definitions ............................................................................................................................. 21(2) Exemptions from Restriction of Permit Limits by Mixing Zone Regulations ......................... 22(3) Regulatory Mixing Zone Sizes .............................................................................................. 22(4) Use of Mixing Zone Regulations in Setting Permit Limits ..................................................... 24(5) Additional Constraints on Mixing Zones................................................................................ 24(6) Mixing Zones for Whole Effluent Toxicity-Based Permit Requirements ............................... 2531.11 Basic Standards Applicable to Surface Waters of the State .............................................................. 25Basic Standards for Organic Chemicals ............................................................................................ 2731.12 Salinity and Suspended Solids .......................................................................................................... 3831.13 State Use Classifications ................................................................................................................... 39(1) Classifications ....................................................................................................................... 39(2) Qualifiers ............................................................................................................................... 41(3) Areas Requiring Special Protection ...................................................................................... 41
 
 
231.14 Integration into Discharge Permits ..................................................................................................... 4131.15 Severability ................................................................................................................................. 4431.16 Tables .............................................................................................................................................. 45(1) Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 45(2) Testing Procedures ............................................................................................................... 45(3) References ............................................................................................................................ 46Table I .............................................................................................................................................. 47Table I Footnotes ............................................................................................................................... 49Table II .............................................................................................................................................. 51Table II Footnotes .............................................................................................................................. 53Table III .............................................................................................................................................. 55Table III Footnotes ............................................................................................................................. 57Table IV .............................................................................................................................................. 59Appendix A ......................................................................................................................................... 60Table A-1 ............................................................................................................................................ 6331.17 Reserved ................................................................................................................................. 6431.18 Reserved ................................................................................................................................. 6431.19 Reserved ................................................................................................................................. 6431.20 Statement of Basis and Purpose (1979 Adoption) ............................................................................. 6431.21 Statement of Basis and Purpose (1984 Revisions) ........................................................................... 6831.22 Statement of Basis and Purpose (1987 Revisions) ........................................................................... 6931.23 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority and Purpose(1988 Revisions-Antidegradation) .................................................................................................... 7831.24 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority and Purpose(1988 Revisions-Miscellaneous Issues) ........................................................................................... 8831.25 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority and Purpose (1989 Revisions) .............................. 9531.26 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority and Purpose (1991 Revisions) .............................. 10131.27 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority, and PurposeMarch 13, 1993 Hearing on Wetlands Classifications and Standards ............................................. 11231.28 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority, and PurposeJanuary, 1993 Hearing on Water Quality Designation Provisions ................................................... 11831.29 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority and PurposeOctober 4, 1993, Hearing ................................................................................................................. 12231.30 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority and Purpose1993 Revisions-DIMP Standards ..................................................................................................... 12231.31 Statement of Basis, Specific Statutory Authority, and PurposeJuly 11, 1994 Hearing ...................................................................................................................... 130

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