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Main Title Preliminary data summary : airport deicing operations (revised).
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA-821-R-00-016
Stock Number PB2002-107441
OCLC Number 47162701
Subjects Airplanes--Ice prevention ; Deicing chemicals ; Antifreeze solutions ; Deicing chemicals--Physiological effect
Additional Subjects Airports ; Deicing ; Aircraft ; Data collection ; Questionnaires ; Water pollution ; Pollution prevention ; Wastewater ; Toxicity ; Environmental impacts ; Storm water discharge ; Wastewater management ; Pollutant loadings ; Economic profiles ; Airlines ; Airfield surfaces ; Ice prevention ; Best practices ; Anti-icing
Internet Access
Description Access URL$file/W2000-1Final.pdf
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 821-R-00-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/29/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 821-R-00-016 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 821-R-00-016 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/16/2001
NTIS  PB2002-107441 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. : tables ; 28 cm.
The deicing and anti-icing of aircraft and airfield surfaces is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure the safety of passengers; however, when performed without discharge controls in place, airport deicing operations can result in environmental impacts. In addition to potential aquatic life and human health impacts from the toxicity of deicing and anti-icing chemicals, the biodegradation of propylene or ethylene glycol (i.e., the base chemical of deicing fluid) in surface waters (i.e., lakes, rivers) can greatly impact water quality, including significant reduction in dissolved oxygen (DO) levels. Reduced DO levels can ultimately lead to fish kills. This Preliminary Data Summary provides information about the air transportation industry and the best practices being employed for aircraft and airfield deicing operations, as well as for the collection, containment, recovery, and treatment of wastewaters containing deicing agents. This study was conducted to meet the obligations of the EPA under Section 304(m) of the Clean Water Act, in accordance with the consent decree in Natural Resources Defense Council and Public Citizen, Inc. v. Browner (D.D.C. 89-2980, as modified February 4, 1997). EPA hopes that this study will serve as an objective source of information that can be used by airports, airlines, state and local regulators, and citizen groups.
"EPA-821-R-00-016 " "August 2000."