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Effluent Guidelines: Aquatic Animal Production Industry - Proposed Rule Economic and Environmental Analysis

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Entire Document (PDF) (1.1 MB, 293 pp.)

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Industry Profile
  • Chapter 3: EPA Screener Survey
  • Chapter 4: Technologies and Engineering Cost Estimates
  • Chapter 5: Economic Impact Methodology
  • Chapter 6: Regulatory Options: Descriptions, Costs, and Conventional Removals
  • Chapter 7: Economic Impact Results
  • Chapter 8: Small Business Flexibility Analysis
  • Chapter 9: Environmental Impacts of the AAP Industry in the United States
  • Chapter 10: Environmental Benefits of Proposed Regulation
  • Chapter 11: Cost-benefit Comparison and Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Analysis

  • Appendix A: Industry Profile Supporting Tables
  • Appendix B: Enterprise Budgets Literature Search
  • Appendix C: Production Thresholds
  • Appendix D&E: Calculation of Municipal Domestic Wasteload Equivalents and Literature Review for AAP Impacts on Water Quality
  • Appendix F: Water Quality Standards and Nutrient Criteria
  • Appendix G: Water Quality and Flow Data from Selected Streamgage Stations in NC
  • Appendix H: Method for Converting Model Facility Pollutant Loads

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