The Black River AOC was initially tasked with removing 9 Beneficial Use Impairments in 1987. In 2017 BUI # 1 Fish and Wildlife Consumption and BUI # 8 Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae were removed.
In January 2021, BUI #11 Degradation of Aesthetics was removed by US EPA. BUI 7 Restrictions on Dredging Activities is also likely to be removed from the list of BUI’s in 2021. The Black River AOC is waiting for results to confirm that rates are no higher than non-AOC monitored sites before BUI #4 Fish Tumors or Other Deformities can formally begin being removed. That leaves only four BUI’s left to finish addressing before the delisting process can start.