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A Strategy for National Clean Water Industrial Regulations: Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards [Draft]

EPA Number: 821R02025
Date of Publication:November, 2002
Audienceconcerned citizens, industry

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This draft document is divided into three major sections: Background that describes the history, intent, and contributions of the effluent guidelines program; Description of the Clean Water Act planning requirements, program litigation history, recommendations from the Effluent Guidelines Task Force, and suggestions from participants at a public meeting EPA held in April 2001 to develop potential planning processes; Presentation of EPA's current thinking on the process it plans to follow in developing a biennial plan for the program and the criteria EPA expects to use in assessing the need to develop and/or revise effluent guidelines for specific industrial categories.

Effluent Guidelines
Clean Water Act
Water Quality
Water Pollution
Industrial Categories

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