On September 30, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the pre-publication notice of a final rule that sets new technology-based effluent limitations guidelines and standards (ELGs) for the steam electric power generating industry.  Both the final rule and the proposed rule published in June 2013 were issued pursuant to a schedule approved by a federal court.[1]  EPA is preparing the final rule for publication in the Federal Register; it will become effective 60 days after its date of publication.  Implementation of its new requirements, however, will generally be through NPDES permits issued or renewed after November 2018.
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