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Effluent Guidelines: Western Alakaline Coal Mining Subcategory

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Development Document for the Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards

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Complete Document: Development Document for the Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards (PDF) (340 K, 122 pp.)
  • Section 1: Background
    • Legal Authority
    • Regulatory History
  • Section 2: Industry Characterization
    • Location and Production
    • Environmental Conditions
  • Section 3: Best Management Practices
    • Sediment
    • Sedimentation Pond Use and Impacts in Arid and Semiarid Regions
    • Sediment Contraol BMPs
    • Predictions Models for BMP Design and Implementation
  • Section 4: Benefits of Sediment Control BMPs
    • Environmental Benefits
    • Implementation and Enforcement Benefits
  • Section 5: Case Studies
    • Western Coal Mining Work Group
    • Bridger Coal Company, Jim Bridger Mine
    • Water Engineering and Technology, Inc.
  • Section 6: References
  • Appendices (PDF) (6.2 MB, 120 pp.)
    • A. Wyoming Coal Rules and Regulations, Chapter IV
    • Wyoming Guideline No. 15
    • 19 NMAC 8.2 Subpart 20 Section 2009
    • Mine Modeling and Performance Analysis - Model Input and Output Data

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