Bacteria that come from intestines of humans and other large
animals. A high coliform count in a water body indicates human or animal sewage
is leaking or being dumped into the lake.
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Originally adopted in
1947 and currently enforced by EPA, this law regulates
the marketing of pesticides.
The official document of the U.S. government that announces proposed federal rules
and regulations. It signals the beginning of a period
of time for public review and comment.
Federal Water Pollution
Control Act FWPCA
A federal law that identifies national requirements to protect the nation's
waters. Commonly referred to as the Clean Water
Act (33 U.S.C. 1251-1387). Related Programs
- Clean Water Act
Material used to convert a water body into dry land or change its configuration
or bottom elevation. Related Programs - Section 404,
33 CFR, Wetlands Conservation
Act, Wetlands Conservation Act Rules
Fish Consumption Advisory
An advisory issued by a government agency
recommending that the public limit their consumption of fish. Advisories are issued
to limit exposure to toxic substances in the fish that
have the potential to impact human health. A fish consumption advisory is prepared
annually by the Minnesota Department of Health. Fish caught
from selected lakes and streams are tested for toxic substances (mercury,
sometimes PCBs and dioxins).
Many of the lakes tested have restrictions on fish consumption due to high mercury
levels. PCBs and dioxin levels in fish have also resulted in suggested restrictions
on fish consumption in some lakes and streams. Other states and the federal government
also issue advisories.
Great Lakes Five-Year Strategy.
See residence time.