Historical Document and Evaluation of Current Water Quality Standards

PH 510 – Assignment 1.2

Historical Document and Evaluation of Current Water Quality Standards

The purpose of this assignment is to challenge you to visit the library, find a historical document for water quality or water management, evaluate how this links to the Clean Water Act and current federal or state standards.It is your responsibility to find a document and then evaluate the current standards and regulations for linkages. If you need assistance with any aspect of this assignment, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Taylor.

The objectives of this assignment are below. Students will:

•Evaluate a historical water quality document pertinent to U.S. water quality laws and regulations.

•Describe a historical guidance water quality reference or guidance document.

•Explain how the historical reference or guidance document pertains to current water quality laws and/or regulations.

•Develop an analysis of the process of water quality regulation.

This challenge requires you to go to the library, discover a historical water quality reference or guidance document, and evaluate how this document pertains to current water quality laws and/or regulations.You should first find a document in the library, then review the table of contents, pick out a subject that is of interest to you, and finally compare this to a specific law or regulation found in the EPA or state regulations.I would highly advise you to use either Kentucky or Tennessee water pollution control regulations for this evaluation.You will need to write an evaluation based on the questions below and follow the steps specified below.

1.Find a historical water quality reference or guidance document that is dated prior to 1990.

2.Make sure to include a picture of the front of the document and the table of contents that you take with your cell phone below.

3.Describe the purpose of the water quality reference or guidance document.

4.Evaluate a topic in the guidance document that relates to a current water quality law or regulation.How does this document provide a background or foundation for the current law or regulation?

5.Explain how the historical reference or guidance document pertains to current water quality laws and/or regulations. Make sure to cite this document in your write up and cite the specific law, standard, or regulation.I want to know that you can review regulations and describe what you read.Make sure to explain the regulation, as well.