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Development Document for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Red Meat Processing Segments of the Meat Products and Rendering Processing Point Source Category, Final. Headquarters.

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This document presents the findings of an extensive study of the meat packing industry by the Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of developing effluent limitations guidelines, and Federal standards of performance for the industry, to implement Sections 304 and 306 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (the "Act").
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. The "Standards of Performance for New Sources" set forth a degree of effluent reduction which is achievable through the application of the best available demonstrated control technology processes, operating methods or other alternatives.

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EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Effluent Guidelines Division
Office Division:
Office of Air and Water Programs
EPA Author:
Denit, Jeffery D.
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Cost Analysis
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