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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF06 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 
Abstract: The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to establish national technology-based regulations known as "effluent limitations guidelines and standards" to reduce pollutant discharges from categories of industrial facilities. EPA similarly establishes technology-based regulations, termed "pretreatment standards," to reduce indirect pollutant discharges—those that are discharged to publicly-owned treatment works. The CWA also specifies effluent guideline planning and review requirements. There are different requirements for direct and indirect dischargers, but both specify annual review of promulgated effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards. One requirement is publication of an Effluent Guidelines Program Plan every 2 years. CWA section 304(m) specifies that the Plan must: (1) Establish a schedule for the annual review and revision of promulgated effluent guidelines, (2) identify categories of sources discharging toxic or non-conventional pollutants for which guidelines have not previously been published ("new categories"); and (3) establish a schedule for the promulgation of effluent guidelines identified under (2). We anticipate that the 2010 Plan will describe the results of the 2010 annual review, including, to the extent possible: (1) The outcome of the screening process; (2) EPA's selection of industrial categories for further study; and (3) the rationale for selecting categories for further study. The 2010 Plan will also summarize activities and accomplishments for studies of categories that were identified in the 2008 Final Plan. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: CWA 304; CWA 306; CWA 307 
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    12/31/2010 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Preliminary Plan  12/28/2009  74 FR 68599 
Final Plan  12/00/2010   
Additional Information: SAN No. 5320; EPA publication information: Preliminary Plan - http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-30625.pdf; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.epa.gov/guide/304m  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Carey Johnston
Environmental Protection Agency
Water
4303T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1014
Fax:202 566-1053
Email: Johnston.Carey@epamail.epa.gov

Samantha Lewis
Environmental Protection Agency
Water
4303T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1058
Fax:202 566-1053
Email: lewis.samantha@epa.gov

 
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