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Development Document for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Catfish, Crab, Shrimp, and Tuna Segment of the Canned and Preserved Seafood Processing Point Source Category.

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This report presents the findings of a study of the farm-raised catfish, crab, shrimp, and tuna processing segments of the canned and preserved seafood processing industry for the purpose of developing effluent limitations guidelines for point source and new source standards of performance for new sources in order to implement Sections 304, 306, and 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (the Act).
The seafood processing plants included in this study were those processing farm-raised catfish, crab, shrimp and tuna.
Effluent limitations guidelines are set forth for the degree of effluent reduction attainable through the application of the "Best Practicable Control Technology Currently Available" and the "Best Available Technology Economically Achievable" which must be achieved by existing point sources by July 1, 1977 and July 1, 1983, respectively.
Supportative data and rationale for development of the effluent limitations guidelines and standards of performance are contained in this report.

Industrial waste treatment; Food processing; Operating costs; Capitalized costs; Performance standards; Water pollution; Cost estimates; Process charting; Catfishes; Crabs; Shrimps; Industrial wastes; Economic analysis; Tunas; Seafood; Water pollution control; Water pollution standards; Seafood processing; Blue crab; Callimectes sapidus; Alaskan crabs; Best technology; Biological industrial waste treatment
Reference #:
W.74.21 B
EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Effluent Guidelines Division
Office Division:
Office of Water and Hazardous Materials
EPA Author:
Forsht, Elwood, H.; Cywin, Allen
Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
Document Status:
Not Reported

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