What is the purpose of this rule change?

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The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is adding language to the Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 1, Wyoming Surface Water Quality Standards, to allow the Water Quality Administrator to grant temporary modifications to the water quality standards in circumstances where meeting a water quality based effluent limit for ammonia and/or nutrients would result in substantial and widespread social and economic impacts (economic hardship) in the area of the discharge.