Effluent Guidelines

Effluent Guidelines Plan

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EPA annually screens industrial discharger categories based on the relative hazard they pose to human health and the environment. Categories identified as a hazard priority are studied further to determine if they are candidates for new or revised Effluent Guidelines. The biennial Effluent Guidelines Plan identifies the categories selected by the Agency for regulation projects and industry studies.
 

Final 2014 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan

EPA published its Final 2014 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan on August 4, 2015. The Plan announces final decisions EPA is making on the control of industrial wastewater discharges. EPA also published its 2014 Annual Effluent Guidelines Review Report providing detailed information about its 2014 annual review of industrial wastewater discharges.

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Supporting Documents

All supporting materials for the Final 2014 Plan can be found in Docket EPA-HQ-OW-2014-0170.

Past Effluent Guidelines Plans

Year Preliminary Plan (PDF) Final Plan (PDF)
2014 September 16, 2014 (79 FR 55472) August 4, 2015 (80 FR 46280)
2012 August 7, 2013 (78 FR 48159) September 16, 2014 (79 FR 55472)
2010 December 28, 2009 (74 FR 68599) October 26, 2011 (76 FR 66286)
2008 October 30, 2007 (72 FR 61335) September 15, 2008 (73 FR 53218)
2006 August 29, 2005 (70 FR 51042) December 21, 2006 (71 FR 76644)
2004 December 31, 2003 (68 FR 75515) September 2, 2004 (69 FR 53705)
2002 June 18, 2002 (67 FR 41417) August 27, 2002 (67 FR 55012)
2000 June 16, 2000 (65 FR 37783) August 31, 2000 (65 FR 53008)
1998 May 28, 1998 (63 FR 29203) September 4, 1998 (63 FR 47285)
1996 July 3, 1996 (61 FR 35041) October 7, 1996 (61 FR 52581)
1994 May 18, 1994 (59 FR 25859) August 26, 1994 (59 FR 44234)
1992 May 7, 1992 (57 FR 19748) September 8, 1992 (57 FR 41000)
1990 August 25, 1988 (53 FR 32584) January 2, 1990 (55 FR 80)

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Bill Swietlik (swietlik.william@epa.gov), Project Manager, at 202-566-1129.