|Title||Environmental quality guidelines for Alberta surface waters|
|Publication Type||Legal Ruling|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Corporate Authors||and Development, A. E. S. R.|
|Publisher||Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Water Policy Branch|
|Place Published||Edmonton, AB|
|Keywords||AENV, hydrocarbon, lake, metals, nutrients, PAH, river, stream, toxicity, VOC, water quality|
The revised guidelines for Alberta include ones developed by the Government of Alberta, Canada Council of Minister’s of the Environment (CCME), the USA (US EPA), and other provinces. They are used to evaluate and report on the condition of surface water quality throughout Alberta, to develop water quality based approval limits for wastewater discharges and as the basis for site-specific water quality objectives. General guidance on the application of the guidelines are included in the guidelines document.