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Development Documents
For Effluent Limitations Guidelines


Important U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) development documents for effluent limitations guidelines are highlighted on this webpage. Links to key industry and municipal effluent documents will be added as time permits.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains a list of available documents that can be typically ordered, for a fee, from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications ( NSCEP ). However, because the EPA NSCEP publications list is fairly long, I have extracted a list of available online publications related to Development Documents for Effluent Limitations Guidelines.

The following development documents are specifically linked to the EPA for ordering. In the discussion below, we have provided the actual document* where possible.

Seafood Processing
Development Document for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Fish Meal, Salmon, Bottom Fish, Clam, Oyster, Sardine, Scallop, Herring, and Abalone Segment of the Canned and Preserved Fish and Seafood Processing Industry Point Source Category: Group 1, Phase II (September 1975). The EPA NSCEP webpage does not provide a direct working link to the online document but a an alternative EPA link allows viewing of a scanned version.

The scanned version of the seafood processing development document is also compiled in PDF (12.5 MB). Alternatively, if file size is a limitation, the larger PDF file is broken up into three parts. These are: Title Page and Table of Contents through Document Section IV (4.5 MB); Document Sections V through VII (5.7 MB); and Document Section VII through the End (2.4 MB).

Ocean Oil and Gas Extraction
The EPA has ordering information at Development Document for Final Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Coastal Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category [October 1996; EPA 821-R-96-023]. Although this is a relatively recent document (1996) by internet timeline, we could not easily find an electronic version on the internet.

Accordingly, we are providing the full document on this LEA website in PDF format (25.7 MB) at Coastal Subcategory for Oil and Gas Extraction (1996). Alternatively, if file size is a limitation, the larger PDF file is broken up into three parts. These are: Title Page and Table of Contents through Document Section VII (7.4 MB); Document Sections VIII through XI (8.5 MB); and Document Section VII through the End (8.7 MB).

Of course, the present companion document* to the coastal subcategory is the Offshore Subcategory for Oil and Gas Extraction [January 1993, EPA 821-R-93-003]. This 20.5 MB document in PDF format has been compiled with OCR* by LEA. Obtain the original 24.3 MB PDF document as scanned by EPA and received by LEA here.

Some dischargers are also using synthetic drilling fluids. For this application see: the EPA's Development Document for Final Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids and other Non-Aqueous Drilling Fluids in the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category [December 2000, EPA 821-R-00-013]; and Environmental Assessment of Final Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids and other Non-Aqueous Drilling Fluids in the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category [December 2000, EPA 821-R-00-014].

*LEA Disclaimer for unlocked and OCR documents: From time to time LEA will post on this website scanned documents, and additional documents otherwise limited in accessability. Accordingly, LEA may use document unlocking and optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities to provide accessible, tagged text documents for use by people with visual impairments, and also provide searchable documents. The unlocking and OCR processes are not faultless, and hence LEA cannot guarantee document perfection. However, taking these caveats into account, document accessibility is greatly increased. LEA also posts the original document where necessary, as obtained by LEA, such that users may compare any potential imperfections in the unlocked and OCR documents.

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