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Development Document For Effluent Limitations Guidelines And New Source Performance Standards For The Ore Mining And Dressing Point Source Category--Gold Placer Mining Subcategory, Final Report.

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The development document presents the technical data base developed by EPA to support effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the Gold Placer Mining Subcategory of the Ore Mining and Dressing Point Source Category. The Clean Water Act (CWA) designates various levels of technology as the basis for effluent economically achievable (BAT), best conventional pollutant control technology (BCT), and best available demonstrated technology (BDT). Effluent limitations guidelines based on the application of BPT, BAT, and BCT are to be achieved by existing sources. New source performance standards (NSPS) based on BDT are to be achieved by new facilities. Also presents costs of different treatment options for various sizes and types of gold placer mines, as well as control and treatment technologies, and an industry subcategorization.

Water pollution control; Placer mining; Beneficiation; Guidelines; Standards; Gold; Industrial wastes; Technology; Cost analysis; Law enforcement; Effluents; Pollutants; Regulations; Water pollution abatement; Best Technology; Point sources; Toxic substances
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W.88.6 A
EPA Office:
Office of Water
Office Suboffice:
Office of Water Regulations and Standards
Office Division:
Industrial Technology Division
EPA Author:
Umholtz, Willis E.
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Other Document
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