Water: Cooling Water Intakes (316b)
- Symposium on Cooling Water Intake Technologies to Protect Aquatic Organisms (May 6 - 7, 2003)
- Materials for the May 23, 2001 Technical Experts Meeting: List of Technical Experts; Preliminary Data Analysis Using Responses From the Detailed Industry Questionnaire: Phase II Cooling Water Intake Structures; Draft Initial Cost Estimates; Draft List of Facilities with Dry Cooling Technology (PDF) (45 pp., 102 K)
- Fact Sheet on Technical Experts Meeting (May 23, 2001)
- Federal Register Notice - Announcement of Technical Experts Meeting (April 24, 2001)
The materials below are included for historical reference and do not necessarily reflect the current thinking of EPA management regarding section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act.
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
As of June 29, 1998 the following is the draft regulatory framework for assessing potential adverse environmental impacts that EPA is considering.There are two flow diagrams. Diagram 1 depicts a draft regulatory option for assessment of potential impacts from impingement. Diagram 2 depicts a draft regulatory option for assessment of potential impacts from entrainment. Please note that the enclosed diagrams are predecisional documents that EPA is sharing with stakeholders in the hope of receiving early input on the Agency's current thinking with respect to a regulation implementing Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act.
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