Site Specific Criteria

Site-Specific Criteria Established in Permits but not Established as a revision to the Alaska Water Quality Standards.

Site-specific criteria can be established for natural conditions in state-certified National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits or in state wastewater disposal permits as provided by Alaska Water Quality Standards Regulation 18 AAC 70.235(b). The following table lists the existing permits with a site-specific criteria.

Water Body
NPDES/State Wastewater Permit/Permitee
Effective Date/Expiration Date
Site-Specific Criteria
Designated Uses
Main stem-Red Dog Creek and Ikalukrok Creek AK-003865-2 Cominco, Alaska, Inc.

Eff. 8/28/98
Exp. 8/28/03

Zinc-210 ug/l (measured as total recoverable)

(1)(A)(iv)
(1)(B)(i)
[wading only]
(1)(B)(ii)
[except fishing]
(1)(C)

Goodpaster River Valley; located 40 miles NE of Delta Junction


9931-DB001
Teck Resources


Eff. 3/2/99
Exp. 2/29/04

Total Dissolved Solids - 650 mg/l
(1)(A)
(Applies to Groundwater)

Information will be updated as new site-specific criteria are established in permits.