|Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
|MGL c. 21, § 27
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314 CMR 4.00: The Massachusetts Surface Water Quality Standards designate the most sensitive uses for which the various waters of the Commonwealth shall be enhanced, maintained and protected; prescribe the minimum water quality criteria required to sustain the Designated Uses; and contain regulations necessary to achieve the Designated Uses and maintain existing water quality including, where appropriate, the prohibition of discharges.
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