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Is the major environmental law governing surface water discharges.
Implemented by EPA, in part, through publication of effluent guidelines regulations and discharge permits for point sources of wastewater pollution.
Regulations can impose discharge limits or require the use of best management practices (BMPs)
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Pretreatment Treatment Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Guidelines (ELGs) regulate indirect and direct dischargers Surface Waters Indirect Discharger Direct Discharger BACKGROUND - Effluent Guidelines 5 of 19 Health Care Facilities
Develop national estimates of pharmaceutical disposal from survey responses
Identify Possible Best Practices for Pollutant Source Control and Associated Costs
October 2010 - Development of Final Report to be Published with the 2010 Plan
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FOR MORE INFORMATION…. Please contact us if you would like to be included in our study. The EPA HCIS Team Contacts are: Meghan Hessenauer 202-566-1040 [email_address] Samantha Lewis 202-566-1058 [email_address] Jezebele Alicea-Virella 202-566-1755 [email_address] 18 of 19
Health Services Industry Detailed Study: Management and Disposal of Unused Pharmaceuticals (Interim Technical Report) EPA-821-R-08-013 August 2008 Unused Pharmaceuticals in the Health Care Industry: Interim Report EPA-821-R-08-010 August 2008 Interim Reports – http://www.epa.gov/guide/304m/index.html#hsi-report