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Elements of a Long Term Control Plan

The CSO Control Policy identifies the following essential elements of a long-term control plan:

  1. Characterization, monitoring, and modeling of the combined sewer system
  2. Public participation
  3. Consideration of sensitive areas
  4. Evaluation of alternatives to meet CWA requirements using either the "presumption approach" or the "demonstration approach"
  5. Cost/performance considerations
  6. Operational plan
  7. Maximizing treatment at the existing POTW treatment plant
  8. Implementation schedule
  9. Post-construction compliance monitoring program

EPA's Guidance for Long-Term Control Plan [PDF Format] provides guidance on the development and implementation of a long-term control plan.

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