Preliminary 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to establish national technology-based regulations known as "effluent limitations guidelines and standards" to reduce pollutant discharges from categories of industrial facilities. EPA similarly establishes technology-based regulations, termed "pretreatment standards," to reduce indirect pollutant discharges" those that are discharged to publicly-owned treatment works. The CWA also specifies effluent guideline planning and review requirements. There are different requirements for direct and indirect dischargers, but both specify annual review of promulgated effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. One requirement is publication of an Effluent Guidelines Program Plan every two years. CWA section 304(m) specifies that the Plan must: (1) establish a schedule for the annual review and revision of promulgated effluent guidelines, (2) identify categories of sources discharging toxic or non-conventional pollutants for which guidelines have not previously been published ("new categories"); and (3) establish a schedule for the promulgation of effluent guidelines identified under (2). We anticipate that the 2010 Plan will describe the results of the 2010 annual review, including, to the extent possible: (1) the outcome of the screening process; (2) EPA’s selection of industrial categories for further study and/or regulation; and (3) the rationale for selecting categories for further study and/or regulation. The 2010 Plan will also summarize activities and accomplishments for studies of categories that were identified in the 2008 Final Plan.
RIN: 2040-AF06
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: None
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 USC 1314, 33 USC 1316, 33 USC 1317
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
Preliminary12/28/200974 FR 68599
Notice10/26/201176 FR 66286
Comment Period End11/25/2011
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OW

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 27, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/27/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0841
Comment Period Closed
Nov 25, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 10/26/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0575
Comment Period Closed
Feb 26, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/28/2009
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0050
Comment Period Closed
Sep 15, 2009 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 09/15/2008
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0013
Comment Period Closed
Nov 10, 2008 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 08/12/2008
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/12/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0845
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/29/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0844
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/27/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517-0842


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Agency Contact
William Swietlik
202 566-1129
202 566-1053 (Fax)
Washington, DC 20460
Janet Goodwin
Washington, DC 20460
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