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Compliance with discharge permits for oil in water

by Wilks - A Spectro Scientific Company  (Nov. 24, 2008)

Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem for the oil and gas industry. To ensure compliance with regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total ...

EPA Considers How to Develop Vessel Discharge Permit Program

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 21, 2007)

Washington, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking information as it considers how to develop a water permit program for pollutant discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels and recreational boats. Discharges may include ballast water, bilge water, deck runoff and gray water. As a result of a court ...

Updated Municipal Wastewater Discharge Permits Proposed for Three North Idaho Cities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 18, 2013)

Newly-proposed municipal wastewater discharge permits for three cities in Northern Idaho will reduce the flow of phosphorous and other pollutants into the Spokane River. Today’s action is part of a larger effort being undertaken by Idaho and Washington to protect Spokane River water quality on both sides of the border. The proposed permits ...

On-Site Measurement of Oil/Grease in Wastewater Helps Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

by Wilks - A Spectro Scientific Company  (May 3, 2011)

Determining total oil/grease levels in wastewater for compliance with governmental regulatory discharge permits is a worldwide problem facing numerous industries including chemical, oil and gas, biofuels, and other industrial manufacturing plants.  To ensure compliance with discharge regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit levels, ...

New permit issued for industrial stormwater discharges offers improved features

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 23, 2008)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a new Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for an estimated 4,100 industrial facilities in 29 different sectors to implement site-specific stormwater pollution prevention plans to protect water quality. Facilities are required to install control measures that meet established ...

On-Site Oil in Water Measurements Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

by Wilks - A Spectro Scientific Company  (May 7, 2010)

Determining total oil in water levels for compliance with governmental regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil and gas industry.   To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements ...

EPA issues permit for stormwater discharges from construction sites

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 16, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a new permit, in accordance with the Clean Water Act, that will provide streamlined permitting to thousands of construction operators, while protecting our nation’s waterways from discharges of polluted stormwater from construction sites. Stormwater discharges from construction sites ...

Court Ordered Discharge Permits Could Affect Millions of Vessels

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Jun. 27, 2007)

WASHINGTON, DC. -  A federal court decision last September that the Clean Water Act applies to most vessels operating in U.S. waters has the potential to change the rules on discharges from millions of recreational boats, fishing vessels, freight and tank barges. Discharges may include ballast water, bilge water, deck runoff and gray water. ...

Sewer use discharge permit renewal application, hazardous waste

by Practical Applications, Inc.  (Nov. 23, 2010)

Completing your Sewer Use Discharge Permit Renewal Application provides an opportunity to check your compliance with DEP and MWRA hazardous waste regulations. The MWRA requires you list and estimate the liquids or sludge amounts removed from your facility each year. This information is easily gathered from a call to your local waste removal ...

EPA proposes new permit requirements for pesticide discharges: action would reduce amount of pesticides discharged and protect America’s waters (HQ)

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 2, 2010)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new permit requirement that would decrease the amount of pesticides discharged to our nation"s waters and protect human health and the environment. This action is in response to an April 9, 2009 court decision that found that pesticide discharges to U.S. waters were pollutants, thus ...

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