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  • General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution (PDF) (2.0MB)
  • On February 2, 1977, the EPA proposed a rule (42 FR 6476-6502) which would establish mechanisms and procedures for enforcing national pretreatment standards controlling the introduction of nondomestic wastes into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).
    Federal Register Volume No.: 43
    Federal Register No.: 123
    Page Number: 27736
    CFR Title: 40
    CFR Part: 403
    Date Published: 06/26/1978

  • General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution (PDF) (398K)
  • This rule establishes responsibilities of Federal, State, and local government, industry and the public to implement National Pretreatment Standards to control pollutants which pass through or interfere with treatment processes in Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) or which may contaminate sewage sludge.
    Date Published: 11/10/2005

  • Revised General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution
  • This rule changed the Pretreatment Program regulations to allow local POTWs that have completed the Project eXcellence and Leadership (Project XL) selection process, including Final Project Agreement (FPA) development, to modify their approved local Pretreatment Programs. These POTWs are now allowed to modify their programs, and implement the new local programs as described in their FPAs.
    Federal Register Volume No.: 66
    Federal Register No.: 192
    Page Number: 50334
    CFR Title: 40
    CFR Part: 403
    Date Published: 10/03/2001
  • Streamlined Procedures for Modifying Approved Publicly Owned Treatment Works Pretreatment Programs; Final Rule (PDF) (1.09MB)
  • In this regulation revision, EPA revised the procedures for modifying the requirements of approved Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Pretreatment Programs incorporated into National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits issued to POTWs under the Clean Water Act.
    Federal Register Volume No.: 62
    Federal Register No.: 137
    Page Number: 38406
    CFR Title: 40
    CFR Part: 403
    Date Published: 07/17/1997

  • Streamlining the General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution
  • On September 27, 2005, EPA signed and on October 14, 2005 published in the Federal Register final changes to its General Pretreatment Regulations. The final "pretreatment streamlining" rule is designed to reduce the burden to users; protect the environment; and provide more flexibility in technical and administrative requirements affecting industrial users, municipal sewage treatment facilities, and state and EPA authorities. (Note: Unless otherwise noted, the documents accessible through this Pretreatment page have not been updated to reflect new or revised rules after the date of publication of the document.)
    Federal Register Volume No.: 70
    Federal Register No.: 198
    Page Number: 60134
    CFR Title: 40
    CFR Part: 9, 122, and 403
    Date Published: 09/27/2005
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