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Finalizes Metal Products and Machinery Clean Water Rule

Release Date: 02/14/2003
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John Millett 202-564-7842/millett.john@epa.gov

(02/14/03) EPA has issued a new clean water rule that will reduce pollution from an estimated 2,400 metal products and machinery (MP&M) operations across the country. EPA anticipates that compliance with the regulation will prevent 500,000 pounds of pollution per year – primarily oil and grease and total suspended solids – from entering America’s waterways.

The facilities covered by the rule manufacture, rebuild, or maintain metal products, parts, or machines and directly discharge treated effluent from activities generating oily wastewater. These facilities fall within various industry sectors, including the aerospace, household equipment, hardware, office machines and motor vehicles industries.

More information on the MP&M final rule is available at: http://www.epa.gov/guide/mpm/ .