Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume I, Chapter 3, Regulatory Requirements

Following completion of Chapter 3, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in pollution control efforts.
  2. Define the categories or types of industrial dischargers regulated under the Clean Water Act.
  3. Explain which types of industrial dischargers are regulated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.
  4. Explain which types of industrial dischargers are regulated by the National Pretreatment Program.
  5. List the general types of pollutants governed by the General Pretreatment Regulations.
  6. Outline the development of categorical limits.
  7. Identify types of industries and facilities subject to the categorical program.
  8. Explain the role of local authorities in the control of pollutants.
  9. Keep current with changing regulations.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide operators with a background of how the rules and regulations we work with have developed historically and how they are presently applied to the treatment of industrial wastewater.

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