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Main Title Water Quality Goals, Objectives, and Alternatives in the Boston Metropolitan Area - A Case Study.
Author Smith, J. Douglas ;
CORP Author Environmental Research and Technology, Inc., Concord, MA.;National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Research and Analysis.;Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1979
Report Number ERT-P-2764; EQ7AC005; NSF/PRA/CEQ-7AC005;
Stock Number PB-296 553
Additional Subjects Grants ; Sewage treatment ; Urban areas ; Construction ; Legislation ; National government ; Water quality ; Benefit cost analysis ; Management ; Performance ; Cost effectiveness ; Overflows ; Combined sewers ; Storms ; Runoff ; Chlorination ; Hazards ; Massachusetts ; Sewage treatment plants ; Boston Harbor ; Clean Water Act of 1977 ; Boston(Massachusetts)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-296 553 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 451p
The objective of the study was to examine recent operation of EPA's Construction Grants Program, using the Boston Metropolitan Area as a case study, with a view toward developing recommendations for possible legislative or administrative actions at the national level. The present $855 million Wastewater Management Plan for the Boston Harbor Eastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Area (EMMA) will not produce significant water quality benefits. The section 303 (PL 92-500) water quality management planning process in the Boston area is flawed at every crucial technical step. Policy implications of this case study are: (1) more rigorous compliance with sec. 303 will be necessary if national water quality goals are to be achieved; (2) greater emphasis on maximizing performance of existing facilities before constructing new ones would be cost-effective; (3) Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and stormwater control alternatives need to be demonstrated and (4) chlorination of CSO's and other minimally treated wastewaters may be creating new environmental hazards.