Tag: pollutants of concern


LOCAL LIMITS: Collection and Analysis of Data

Since there was more than a month gap since my previous blog posts, I’ll review my previous blogs. In my last blog, I talked about the first step in the calculation of local limits which is Determination of Pollutants of Concern (POCs). Pollutants are designated as POCs, if they are: On EPA’s list of 15 POCs; A pre-existing local […]


Municipal Wastewater Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Municipalities may have noticed in the last few years an increased emphasis on providing expanded effluent testing when preparing their renewal applications. This testing specifically covers what EPA refers to as Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), or more simply, pollutants of concern. According to the EPA, these pollutants “are increasingly being detected in the environment […]