Or. Admin. R. 340-041-0235 - Water Quality Standards and Policies for this Basin

Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021

(1) pH (hydrogen ion concentration). pH values may not fall outside the following ranges:
(a) Marine waters: 7.0-8.5;
(b) Estuarine and fresh waters: 6.5-8.5.
(2) Total Dissolved Solids. Guide concentrations may not be exceeded unless otherwise specifically authorized by DEQ upon such conditions as it may deem necessary to carry out the general intent of this plan and to protect the beneficial uses set forth in OAR 340-04l-0230: All Fresh Water Streams and Tributaries (other than the main stem Columbia River) -- 100.0 mg/l.
(3) Minimum Design Criteria for Treatment and control of Sewage Wastes in this Basin:
(a) During periods of low stream flows (approximately April 1 to October 31): Treatment resulting in monthly average effluent concentrations not to exceed 20 mg/l of BOD and 20 mg/l of SS or equivalent control;
(b) During the period of high stream flows (approximately November 1 to April 30): A minimum of secondary treatment or equivalent control and unless otherwise specifically authorized by the Department, operation of all waste treatment and control facilities at maximum practicable efficiency and effectiveness so as to minimize waste discharges to public waters.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 340-041-0235
DEQ 17-2003, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-03; DEQ 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-07

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020, 468B.030, 468B.035 & 468B.048

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468B.030, 468B.035 & 468B.048

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