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|Main Title||Environmental assessment of proposed effluent limitations guidelines and standards for synthetic-based drilling fluids and other non-aqueous drilling fluids in the oil and gas extraction point source category /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Subjects||Effluent quality ; Oil industry ; Petroleum industry and trade|
|Additional Subjects||Water pollution standards ; Water pollution control ; Petroleum industry ; Natural gas industry ; Drilling fluids ; Environmental impact statements ; Water pollution sources ; Point sources ; Offshore drilling ; Cutting fluids ; Synthetic oils ; Well drilling ; Chemical effluents ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Environmental impacts ; Aquatic biology ; Biodegradation ; Bioaccuulation ; Ocean bottom ; Toxicity ; Risk assessment ; BAT(Best Available Technology Achievable)|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm|
This environmental assessment consists of an evaluation of the ecological and indirect human health impacts for the discharge of cuttings contaminated with synthetic-based drilling fluids (SBFs) with respect to discharges to water. In addition, this document describes the environmental characteristics of SBF drilling wastes (e.g., toxicity, bioaccumulation, biodegradation), the types of anticipated impacts, and the pollutant modeling results for water column concentrations, pore water concentrations, and human health effects via consumption of affected seafood. The geographic areas considered under this rule are those where EPA knows SBFs are currently used and those where EPA projects SBFs will be used as a result of the SBF Effluent Guidelines. This includes the Gulf of Mexico, offshore California, and Cook Inlet, Alaska.
"February 1999." "EPA/821-B-98-019."