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Environmental standard (extract) about water pollution

Last update date March 12, 2019

In this page, we speak the Environmental Agency notification that determined environmental standard about water pollution of river, sea area and groundwater based on Environmental Basic Law.

February 22, 1999 Environmental Agency notification No. 14
Revised October 27, 2011 Ministry of the Environment notification No. 94

The standard value
ItemThe standard valueMethod for measurement
1Cadmium0.003 mg/l or lessJapanese Industrial Standards K0102 (we say "standard" as follows.) Method (preparations operation can depend on method to advocate in others by method to fix for standard 55, appended chart 8.) to fix for 55.2, 55.3 or 55.4
2All cyanDo not be detectedMethod to fix for 38.1.2 of standard K0102 and 38.2 or method to set of 38.1.2 of standard K0102 and 38.3
3Lead0.01 mg/l or lessMethod to set of 54 of standard K0102
4Hexavalent chromium0.05 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 65.2 of standard K0102
5Arsenic0.01 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 61.2 of standard K0102 or 61.3
6Total mercury0.0005 mg/l or lessMethod to advocate Environmental Agency notification No. 59 (about environmental standard to affect water pollution) in appended chart 1 (says "public waters notification" as follows.) in December, 1971
7Alkyl mercuryDo not be detectedMethod to advocate in public waters notification appended chart 2
8PCBDo not be detectedMethod to advocate in public waters notification appended chart 3
9Dichloromethane0.02 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2 of standard K0125 or 5.3.2
10Carbon tetrachloride0.002 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1 of standard K0125 or 5.5
111,2-dichloroethane0.004 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.1 of standard K0125 or 5.3.2
121,1-dichloroethylene0.1 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2 of standard K0125 or 5.3.2
13Cis-1,2-dichloroethylene0.04 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2 of standard K0125 or 5.3.2
141,1,1,-trichloroethane1 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1 of standard K0125 or 5.5
151,1,2,-trichloroethane0.006 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1 of standard K0125 or 5.5
16Trichloroethylene0.03 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1 of standard K0125 or 5.5
17Tetrachloroethylene0.01 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1 of standard K0125 or 5.5
181,3-dichloropropene0.002 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2 of standard K0125 or 5.3.1
19chiuramu0.006 mg/l or lessMethod to advocate in public waters notification appended chart 4
20Simazine0.003 mg/l or lessMethod to advocate to the first or the second of public waters notification appended chart 5
21chiobenkarubu0.02 mg/l or lessMethod to advocate to the first or the second of public waters notification appended chart 5
22Benzene0.01 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 5.1, 5.2 of standard K0125 or 5.3.2
23Selenium0.01 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 67.2 of standard K0102 or 67.3
24Nitric acid-related nitrogen and
Nitric acid-related nitrogen
10 mg/l or lessMethod to set of 43.1 of standard K0102 when there is to method to set of 43.2.1, 43.2.3 of standard K0102 or 43.2.5, nitric acid-related nitrogen when it is in nitric acid-related nitrogen
25Fluorine0.8 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 34.1 of standard K0102 or method to advocate in public waters notification appended chart 6
26Boron1 mg/l or lessMethod to fix for 47.1 of standard K0102 or 47.3 or method to advocate in public waters notification appended chart 7
271,4-dioxane0.05 mg/l or lessMethod to advocate in notification appended chart 7

※ By revision of February, 1999, three items of No. 24-26 were added.
※ By revision of February, 2009, No. 27 was added.

[remarks]

1 standard value assumes the annual mean.
But, about the standard value to affect all cyan, we assume high.
When we measure 2 by method to advocate in column of method for measurement that "do not be detected", we call that the result is less than fixed-quantity limit of the method concerned.
About 3 sea areas, the standard value of "fluorine" and "boron" does not apply.
We do conversion factor 0.3045 with the sum of thing which took advantage to density of nitric acid-related ion measured by 43.1 of standard K0102 that the density of 4 nitric acid-related nitrogen and nitric acid-related nitrogen multiplied conversion factor 0.2259 by density of nitric acid-related ion measured by 43.2.1, 43.2.3 of standard K0102 or 43.2.5.

Guideline level
ItemGuideline level
1Chloroform0.06 mg/l or less
2Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene0.04 mg/l or less
31,2-dichloropropene0.06 mg/l or less
4p-dichlorobenzene0.3 mg/l or less
5isokisachion0.008 mg/l or less
6Die horse mackerel non0.005 mg/l or less
7Fenitrothion (MEP)0.003 mg/l or less
8Isoprofessional thioorchid0.04 mg/l or less
98-quinolinol copper (organic copper)0.04 mg/l or less
10Chlorothalonil (TPN)0.05 mg/l or less
11Propyzamide0.008 mg/l or less
12EPN0.006 mg/l or less
13Dichlorvos (DDVP)0.008 mg/l or less
14Feh knob Caleb (BPMC)0.03 mg/l or less
15ipurobenhosu (IBP)0.008 mg/l or less
16Chlor nitro fen (CNP)
17Toluene0.6 mg/l or less
18Xylene0.4 mg/l or less
19Phthalate diethyl hexyl0.06 mg/l or less
20Nickel
21Molybdenum0.07 mg/l or less
22Antimony
(1) River
Clause
Eyes
Type
Adaptability of the use purposeThe standard value
Hydrogen ion
Density
(pH)
Biologic
Oxygen demand
(BOD)
Float mass
(SS)
Oxygen content of water
(DO)
The number of the coliform bacteria
AAThe water supply first grade
Natural environments maintenance
And column which is lower than A
We advocate in this
6.5 The above
8.5 The following
1 mg/l or less25 mg/l or less7.5 mg/l or more50MPN/
100 ml or less
AThe water supply second grade
The fisheries first grade
Bath
And column which is lower than B
We advocate in this
6.5 The above
8.5 The following
2 mg/l or less25 mg/l or less7.5 mg/l or more1,000MPN/
100 ml or less
BThe water supply third grade
The fisheries second grade
And column which is lower than C
We advocate in this
6.5 The above
8.5 The following
3 mg/l or less25 mg/l or less5 mg/l or more5,000MPN/
100 ml or less
CThe fisheries third grade
The water for industrial use first grade
And column which is lower than D
We advocate in this
6.5 The above
8.5 The following
5 mg/l or less50 mg/l or less5 mg/l or more
DThe water for industrial use second grade
Agriculture water
And it is kei in column of E
gerumono
6.0 The above
8.5 The following
8 mg/l or less100 mg/l or less2 mg/l or more
EThe water for industrial use third grade
Environmental conservation
6.0 The above
8.5 The following
10 mg/l or lessFloating such as garbage
Do not be recognized.
2 mg/l or more
[remarks]
1 standard value assumes the days mean (wetlands, sea area follow this, too.) .
In the river in two, other rivers are E types with D type section than Toriyama River junction of the Tsurumi River of upper reaches and whole Sakai River.
Achievement of 3 period : We shall plan the achievement maintenance as soon as possible while being combined with promotion of measure.
About the standard value to affect the number of 4 coliform bacteria, we do not apply for the duration. (October 31, 2000 Kanagawa notification No. 702)
(note)

The water supply third grade : We perform high clean water operation with preprocessing.
The fisheries second grade : The one for for fisheries living things of poverty dirty water-related area of the sea such as salmon department fish and sweetfish and fisheries living thing of the fisheries third grade.
The fisheries third grade : Carp, crucian carp are for fisheries living thing of dirty water-related area of the sea in β-.
The water for industrial use first grade : We perform normal clean water operation by deposition.
The water for industrial use second grade : We perform high clean water operation by medicine infusion.
The water for industrial use third grade : We perform special clean water operation.
Environmental conservation : Limit not to feel unpleasantness in the everyday life (we include promenade of the coast.) of the nation.

(2) Sea area
TypeAdaptability of the use purposeThe standard value
Hydrogen ion
Density index
(pH)
Chemical
Oxygen demand
(COD)
Oxygen content of water
(DO)
Escherichia coli
The number of the groups
n-hexane
Extraction material
(oil contents)
AThe fisheries first grade
Bath
Natural environments maintenance
And column which is lower than B
We advocate in this
7.8 The above
8.3 The following
2 mg/l or less7.5 mg/l or more1,000MPN/
100 ml or less
Do not be detected
BThe fisheries second grade
Water for industrial use
And it is column of C
We advocate in this
7.8 The above
8.3 The following
3 mg/l or less5 mg/l or moreDo not be detected
CEnvironmental conservation7.0 The above
8.3 The following
8 mg/l or less2 mg/l or more
Type
TypeAdaptability of the use purposeThe standard value
  All nitrogenTotal phosphorus
INatural environments maintenance
And we advocate in column which is lower than II
(two kinds of fisheries and three kinds are excluded.)
0.2 mg/l or less0.02 mg/l or less
IIOne kind of fisheries
Bath
And we advocate in column which is lower than III
(two kinds of fisheries and three kinds are excluded.)
0.3 mg/l or less0.03 mg/l or less
IIIWe advocate in column of two kinds of fisheries and IV
(except three kinds of fisheries)
0.6 mg/l or less0.05 mg/l or less
IVThree kinds of fisheries, water for industrial use,
Living thing biotope maintenance
1 mg/l or less0.09 mg/l or less
[remarks]
1 standard value assumes the annual mean of the upper air.
We shall perform designation of 2 topology of water regions about sea area that might produce remarkable increase of marine phytoplankton.

(note) two kinds of 1 fisheries : Except some bottoms raw seafood, it is said fisheries living thing mainly on fish takaku.
Three kinds of fisheries : Specific fisheries living thing resisting contamination is fished mainly.
2 living thing biotope maintenance : Limit that benthos can inhabit through the year.

Of topology of water regions of environmental standards on water pollution to affect all nitrogen, total phosphorus which public waters corresponds to appoint (extract)

March 15, 2002 Ministry of the Environment notification No. 19

Area of the sea
The area of the sea namePertinence
Type
The achievement periodProvisional aim
   19992004
Tokyo Bay (ro)IVWhile achieving provisional aim progressively,
We try for the prompt achievement of environmental standard as possible.
All 1.4 mg/l of nitrogen
0.095 mg/l of total phosphorus
All 1.2 mg/l of nitrogen
We do not set total phosphorus
Tokyo Bay (ni)IIIWhile achieving provisional aim progressively,
We try for the prompt achievement of environmental standard as possible.
All 0.97 mg/l of nitrogen
0.067 mg/l of total phosphorus
All 0.83 mg/l of nitrogen
0.065 mg/l of total phosphorus

(note), about applicable type, cope with type of environmental standard to modify all nitrogen of sea area shown in the next figure and total phosphorus.

Area of the sea division of environmental standard to affect nitrogen, total phosphorus

Figure of area of the sea division of environmental standard to affect all nitrogen, total phosphorus

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