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Implications of proposed EPA effluent guidelines for Georgia aquatic animal production facilities


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In 1998, the U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency EPA announced plans fordeveloping new and revised effluent guidelinesregulating industrial discharges to surface waters and topublicly owned treatment works. In 2000 EPA decidedto include aquaculture in the process and in Septemberof 2002 they released for public comment the proposedeffluent guidelines for aquatic animal productionfacilities. EPA is proposing these guidelines to controlthe discharge of Total Suspended Solids and also tolimit the release of drugs, chemicals, pathogens andnon-native species. The categories proposed forconsideration include flow-through, recirculating, andnet pens systems producing at least 100,000 pounds offish annually. It is estimated by EPA that 4.1 millionpounds of TSS will be eliminated from discharge intowaters of the U.S. and the net result will be a reductionin BOD and nutrient discharge of 8.7 millions poundsannually. They estimate an annual economic benefit tothe U.S. of between $22,00-$113,000. Compliance costto the industry nationwide is estimated at $1.5 million.The proposed requirements are assumed to affect 222facilities nationwide, three of which are in Georgia. Thepublic comment period on the proposal ends in January2003. EPA is under a Decree to develop final rules by2004.



2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference -



Autor: Hendrickx, Edward J., Jr. - -

Fuente: https://smartech.gatech.edu/







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