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Volume 40 - Issue 42 - October 21, 2021

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Notice of Solicitation for Water Quality Data

In developing the 2022 Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is soliciting “all existing and readily available water quality-related data and information” in accordance with 40 CFR 130.7(b)(5). Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to biennially prepare a list of waters failing to meet state water quality standards, based on data and information from local, state, and federal agencies; members of the public; and academic institutions conducting research. Submitted data and information will be evaluated by KDHE for listing decisions for the 2022 Kansas 303(d) List of Impaired Waters, to be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by April 1, 2022.

This notice requests any data or information on the water quality condition of waters of the state over the period January 1, 2000 through September 30, 2021. Data associated with waters for which water quality problems have been reported are of particular interest. Submitted data may include chemical, physical, or biological measurements and should be accompanied by information to identify the waterbody with as much geographic specificity as possible. Data submitted to KDHE for consideration should have adequate quality control and quality assurance for accuracy, representation, and precision in describing the water quality of streams, lakes, and wetlands.

KDHE will be accepting data submissions through December 17, 2021. Data submission or questions may be sent to Dane Boring, KDHE Bureau of Water, Watershed Planning Unit, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612-1367, phone 785-296-5508 or fax 785-296-0086, or email at Dane.Boring@ks.gov.

Lee A. Norman, M.D.
Secretary

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