Water Quality Certifications. What is a water quality certification (WQC)?. Certifies that the discharge of fill material into navigable waters will comply with site specific water quality standards. Procedures for WQC’s are described in LAC 33:IX.Chapter 15. Why is a WQC Required?.
2012 Nationwide Permit Renewal
Only NWP 29 & 39 will require WQC’s.
EPA approved TMDL’s for LA
Many of Louisiana’s watershed basins now have specific numerical water quality criteria that must be met; previously this criteria was narrative or general.
This will primarily affect sanitary wastewater discharges.
Helps ensure that the quality of Louisiana waters are maintained for the use of all citizens of the state.