EPA Science Inventory

CALL-FOR-ABSTRACTS: SYMPOSIUM ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROTECTING AQUATIC ORGANISMS FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES

Citation:

Tetra Tech EM Inc. CALL-FOR-ABSTRACTS: SYMPOSIUM ON TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROTECTING AQUATIC ORGANISMS FROM COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/625/F-02/003.

Description:

Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act requires EPA to ensure that the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures reflect the best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impacts. In February 2002, the EPA approved a proposed regulation that establishes location, design, construction, and capacity standards for certain existing power producing facilities that employ a cooling water intake structure that withdraws 50 million gallons per day (MGD) or more of water from rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, oceans, or other waters of the US for cooling purposes. The proposed regulation is designed to protect fish, shellfish, and other aquatic life from being killed or injured by cooling water intake structures. Strong technology-based performance standards will apply unless a facility shows that these standards would result in very high costs or little environmental benefit at their site. Because the use of best available technology is a critical component of these rules and will impact the success or failure of efforts to protect aquatic life, the OW and ORD have determined that a symposium on existing miligating technologies would be of great value. Such a symposium will provide a forum for those responsible for meeting the regulations, researchers, decision-makers, technology developers, and others to present and discuss the latest technologies and approaches. This call-for-abstracts will annou ce the symposium and solicit potential speaker abstracts to build the symposium technical program.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/ANNOUNCEMENT)
Start Date: 11/05/2002
Completion Date: 11/05/2002
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record Created: 09/26/2003
Record Released: 09/26/2003
Record ID: 65988

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND SUPPORT DIVISION

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER BRANCH