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|Main Title||Compliance guide for the concentrated aquatic animal production point source category|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wastewater Management.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology, Engineering and Analysis Division,|
|Subjects||Fish culture--Environmental aspects--United States ; Fish hatcheries--Environmental aspects--United States ; Effluent quality|
|Additional Subjects||Aquatic animals ; CAAP facilities ; Pollutants ; Wastewater discharges ; Point source discharges ; Effluent limitations ; Water pollution control ; Regulations ; Compliance ; Permits ; Permit guidance document ; Permit writers ; Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) ; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)|
|Collation||292 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
On June 30, 2004, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) establishing Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELGs) and New Source Performance Standards for the Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP) Point Source Category. The regulations contain requirements for wastewater discharges that must be met by new and existing CAAP facilities discharging directly to U.S. waters. The CWA establishes a comprehensive program for protecting the Nation's waters. Among its core provisions, the CWA generally prohibits the discharge of pollutants from a point source to waters except as authorized by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permit. Direct dischargers must comply with effluent limits in NPDES permits. EPA's NPDES regulations define a hatchery, fish farm, or other facility as a CAAP and therefore subject to the NPDES permit program. The regulation defines a CAAP by, among other things, the size of the operation and frequency of discharge.
"March 2006." "EPA-821-B-05-001."