Effluent Guidelines

Effluent guidelines are U.S. national standards for wastewater discharges to surface waters and publicly owned treatment works (POTW) (also called municipal sewage treatment plants). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues effluent guidelines for categories of industrial sources of water pollution under Title III of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The standards are technology-based, i.e. they are based on the performance of treatment and control technologies (e.g., Best Available Technology). Effluent guidelines are not based on risk or impacts of pollutants upon receiving waters.

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Clean Water Act - Major Statutory Provisions - Title III - Standards and Enforcement - Technology-Based Standards Program
... Effluent guidelines (for existing sources) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) are issued for categories of industrial facilities discharging directly to surface waters ... These standards are developed in conjunction with the effluent guidelines program ... As with effluent guidelines and NSPS, pretreatment standards consists of Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources (PSES) and Pretreatment Standards for New ...
Title 40 Of The Code Of Federal Regulations - Chapter I - Environmental Protection Agency
... D - Water Programs (Parts 100 - 149) Clean Water Act Public Hearings on Effluent Standards for Toxic Pollutants Recognition Awards Under the Clean ...

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