§ 93.3. Protected water uses.
Water uses which shall be protected, and upon which the development of water quality criteria shall be based, are set forth, accompanied by their identifying symbols, in Table 1:
Symbol Protected Use Aquatic Life CWF Cold Water FishesMaintenance or propagation, or both, of fish species including the family Salmonidae and additional flora and fauna which are indigenous to a cold water habitat. WWF Warm Water FishesMaintenance and propagation of fish species and additional flora and fauna which are indigenous to a warm water habitat. MF Migratory FishesPassage, maintenance and propagation of anadromous and catadromous fishes and other fishes which move to or from flowing waters to complete their life cycle in other waters. TSF Trout StockingMaintenance of stocked trout from February 15 to July 31 and maintenance and propagation of fish species and additional flora and fauna which are indigenous to a warm water habitat. Water Supply PWS Potable Water SupplyUsed by the public as defined by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C.A. § 300F, or by other water users that require a permit from the Department under the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P. S. § § 721.1721.18), or the act of June 24, 1939 (P. L. 842, No. 365) (32 P. S. § § 631641), after conventional treatment, for drinking, culinary and other domestic purposes, such as inclusion into foods, either directly or indirectly. IWS Industrial Water SupplyUse by industry for inclusion into nonfood products, processing and cooling. LWS Livestock Water SupplyUse by livestock and poultry for drinking and cleansing. AWS Wildlife Water SupplyUse for waterfowl habitat and for drinking and cleansing by wildlife. IRS IrrigationUsed to supplement precipitation for crop production, maintenance of golf courses and athletic fields and other commercial horticultural activities. Recreation and Fish Consumption B BoatingUse of the water for power boating, sail boating, canoeing and rowing for recreational purposes when surface water flow or impoundment conditions allow. F FishingUse of the water for the legal taking of fish. For recreation or consumption. WC Water Contact SportsUse of the water for swimming and related activities. E EstheticsUse of the water as an esthetic setting to recreational pursuits. Special Protection HQ High Quality Waters EV Exceptional Value Waters Other N NavigationUse of the water for the commercial transfer and transport of persons, animals and goods.
The provisions of this § 93.3 amended under sections 5(b)(1) and 402 of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § § 691.5(b)(1) and 691.402); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 510-20).
The provisions of this § 93.3 amended February 15, 1985, effective February 16, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 544; amended July 16, 1999, effective July 17, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3720; amended November 17, 2000, effective November 18, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6059; amended May 15, 2009, effective May 16, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2523. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (309705) to (309706) and (272017).
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 92a.82 (relating to public notice of permit applications and draft permits); 25 Pa. Code § 93.4c (relating to implementation of antidegradation requirements); 25 Pa. Code § 245.1 (relating to definitions); and 25 Pa. Code § 287.1 (relating to definitions).
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