Tier II values were developed so that aquatic benchmarks could be established with fewer data than are required for National Ambient Water Quality Criteria. The Tier II Secondary Chronic Value (SCV) is derived by dividing the Secondary Acute Value (see above) by the Secondary Acute-Chronic Ratio. Values provided here are from Suter and Tsao (1996).

Suter, G.W., II, and C.L. Tsao. 1996. Toxicological Benchmarks for Screening Potential Contaminants of Concern for Effects on Aquatic Biota: 1996 Revision. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. 104pp. ES/ER/TM-96/R2. http://www.esd.ornl.gov/programs/ecorisk/documents/tm96r2.pdf.