The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is an interstate compact water pollution control commission created jointly in 1948 by eight states (Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) with the approval of the U.S. Congress (Figure 1). The mission of ORSANCO, as provided in the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Compact, is to regulate activities in the rivers, streams, and waters of the Compact district (i.e., the Ohio River Basin as it exists within the eight signatory states) to mitigate existing and future surface water pollution. The Ohio River is an important...

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