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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
Abstract 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.
Supplementary Notes See also PB-296 552. Sponsored in part by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. and Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC. Portions of this document are not fully legible.
PUB Date Free Form Feb 79
Category Codes 13B; 68C; 68D; 91A
NTIS Prices PC A20/MF A01
Primary Description 100/00
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323762772
Origin NTIS
Type CAT