Effluent Guidelines

Leather Tanning and Finishing Effluent Guidelines

EPA promulgated the Leather Tanning and Finishing Effluent Guidelines and Standards (40 CFR Part 425) in 1974, and amended the regulation in 1977, 1982, 1988 and 1996. The regulatory requirements are incorporated into NPDES permits for direct dischargers, and permits or other control mechanisms for indirect dischargers (see Pretreatment Program).

  • Direct Final Rule (PDF)(6 pp, 136 K, About PDF) (July 8, 1996)
  • Final Rule: March 21, 1988 (53 FR 9176)
  • Final Rule: November 23, 1982 (47 FR 52848)
  • Final Rule: March 23, 1977 (42 FR 15696)
  • Final Rule: April 9, 1974 (39 FR 12958)

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Leather Tanning and Finishing Effluent Guidelines, please contact Jesse Pritts, pritts.jesse@epa.gov or 202-566-1038.