(October 30, 2019) – EPA announced its Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 14 in an October 24 Federal Register notice. The Preliminary Plan provides the results of EPA’s annual review of effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards and updates of ongoing category studies. No categories were identified for new or revised effluent guidelines.
NACWA’s Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Committee will be reviewing the Preliminary Plan, and the Association will submit comments by the November 25 deadline.
The Preliminary Plan includes updates on the ongoing Electrical & Electronic Components (E&EC) Category and the cross-category Oil & Gas Extraction Wastewater Management Study, which NACWA has previously provided input on to EPA. EPA is continuing to request information from utilities regarding the E&EC category, and utilities with E&EC industrial users are encouraged to contact Cynthia Finley, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.