Policy Planning & Standards Unit

The Policy Planning & Standards Unit is responsible developing and maintaining the statewide Surface Water Quality Standards, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), water quality permit certifications, 303(d) impaired waters list and supporting documentation.

Triennial Review - Surface Water Quality Standards

Per state and federal requirements, KDHE is required to hold public hearings at least once every three years to review applicable surface water quality standards and, as appropriate, adopt new or modified standards. This process is called the triennial review.

Archived Regulations, Standards & Supporting Documentation

The water quality standards resources found in the Archive Center are made available for historical reference purposes and should not be confused with the current regulations, standards and supporting documents.

A timeline of water quality standards revisions can be found on  Kansas Surface Water Quality Standards.


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