Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 8
|Main Title||Oversight of North Carolina's Renewals of Thermal Variances. Evaluation Report.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.|
|Additional Subjects||North carolina (state) ; Water quality standards ; Permits ; Thermal pollution ; Thermal power plants ; Water pollution source ; Water pollution abatement ; Point Pollutant Source ; Thermal effluents ; Enviornmental effects ; State government ; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System|
In August 2010, the Office of Inspector General received a Hotline complaint alleging that the State of North Carolinas National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits do not protect waters from harmful environmental effects caused by thermal discharges into lakes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Inspector General, evaluated North Carolinas and Region 4s compliance with Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for protecting surface waters from thermal discharges at selected facilities.