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Main Title Supplement to the OCPSF development document for effluent limitations guidelines and new source performance standards for the organic chemicals, plastics, and synthetic fibers point source category.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Engineering and Analysis Div.
Publisher Engineering and Analysis Division, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA 440/1-91/009a; 68-033509; 68-C1-0006
Stock Number PB93-186096
OCLC Number 28871502
Subjects Effluent quality ; Organic compounds
Additional Subjects Organic chemicals industry ; Plastics industry ; Synthetic fibers ; Industrial waste treatment ; Chemical effluents ; Pollution regulations ; Water pollution control ; Water pollution abatement ; Waste water ; Point sources ; Industrial plants ; Water pollution sampling ; Water pollution economics ; Economic impact ; Pretreatment ; Treatment technology ; BAT(Best available technology)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 440-1-91-009a Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/08/2017
NTIS  PB93-186096 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
The document describes the supporting information for the Agency's proposed responses to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' remand decision related to the Organic Chemicals Plastics and Synthetic Fibers (OCPSF) regulation (40 CFR Part 414), Chemical Manufacturers Association v. Environmental Protection Agency, 870 F.2d 177 (5th Cir.), modified, 885 F.2d 253 (5th Cir. 1989). The Court remanded three aspects of the OCPSF guidelines: (1) the subcategorization of the industry into two subparts imposing differing Best Available Technology Economically Achievable (BAT) limitations because the Agency did not provide sufficient notice for establishing 'less stringent' BAT Subpart J limitations for approximately 23 direct-discharge plants without biological treatment, (2) limitations for 19 of the 20 BAT Subpart J pollutants (and 13 corresponding Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources (PSES)) that were based upon in-plant biological treatment technology because the design of the model treatment system used to estimate the cost of compliance was inconsistent with the technical basis for the numerical limitations, and (3) the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and the Pretreatment Standards for New Sources (PSNS) for consideration of whether zero discharge limits would be appropriate for new plants in the OCPSF industry because of the existence of recycling of wastewater.
"November 1991." "Technical support was provided under EPA contract Nos. 68-033509 and 68-C1-0006"--Page [i]. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 440/1-91-009a."