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Technical Development Document For The Proposed Section 316(B) Phase II Existing Facilities Rule.

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This document provides a profile on the electric power industry, the methodologies used to develop cost estimates at the model plant level for the proposed rule, an overview of the efficacy of cooling water intake structure technologies, an overview of cooling system conversions at existing facilities, an explanation of the energy penalties of cooling towers, and the non-water quality impacts of the proposed rule.

Descriptors:
Electric power; Electric generators; Environmental protection; Electric power industry; Electric power production; Maintenance costs; Operations costs; Hydroelectric power plants; Stream; Steam turbines; Fossil fuels; Photovoltage conversions; Nuclear electric power generator; Compliance; Fishways; Fish passage facilities
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2002
W.2002.10
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Office of Science and Technology
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No division specified
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Document Type:
Regulatory Impact Analysis
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Document Status:
Not Reported
Pages:
298

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