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Historical Document and Evaluation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to challenge you to visit the library, find a historical document for water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
•Explain how the historical reference or guidance document pertains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
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5.Explain how the historical reference or guidance document pertains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.