Tag: pretreatment


Determination of Pollutants of Concern

In this blog, which serves as a follow up to previous entries, I’ll discuss the first of the 5 basic steps I previously mentioned.  As you may remember, these are the steps involved in developing local limits through MAHL approach. Step 1 is Determine the Pollutants of Concern (POCs):    A POC is any pollutant that might reasonably be […]


POTW Pretreatment Program

This blog installment describing a Pretreatment Program discusses the Pretreatment Program and its important elements. Once the determination has been made that a POTW requires a pretreatment program, NPDES permit will be modified to include the requirement to develop and submit the program to the State for review and approval. Pretreatment Program must contain the […]


PRETREATMENT PROGRAM – TYPES OF INDUSTRIAL USERS

For those of you following along, I update my blog on a monthly basis and discuss various aspects of Kentucky’s Pretreatment Program.   You can see previous entries here.  In this installment, I will discuss types of Industrial Users subject to Pretreatment Standards and Limits. Significant Industrial User (SIU) is defined as any of the following: An Industrial […]


PRETREATMENT PROGRAM – REGULATIONS, PRETREATMENT STANDARDS AND INDUSTRIAL USERS

As mentioned in my previous blog, this blog entry will explain pretreatment standards  and their corresponding regulations. Also in this blog I will talk little about the Industrial Users and corresponding designations. EPA promulgated the General Pretreatment Regulations at 40 CFR Part 403 in 1978.  This regulation establishes responsibilities for federal, state and local government entities, industry and the public.  The […]


PRETREATMENT PROGRAM – OBJECTIVES AND DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS

In my previous blog, I explained about the basic definition and need for the Pretreatment. Now, let’s take a look at the objectives and some definitions: The objectives of the National Pretreatment Program stated in 40 CFR 403.2: Prevent the introduction of pollutants into a POTW that will interfere with the operation of the POTW, […]