Effluent Guidelines

Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Effluent Guidelines

""EPA promulgated Effluent Guidelines for Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP), or aquaculture, in 2004. The regulation (40 CFR Part 451) applies to existing and new CAAP facilities with the following characteristics:
  • Use flow-through, recirculating, or net pen systems
  • Directly discharge wastewater
  • Produce at least 100,000 pounds of fish a year
These requirements are incorporated into NPDES permits.
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