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Effluent Guidelines: Industrial Laundries Point Source Category (Proposed)

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

Technical Development Document for Proposed Pretreatment Standards

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  • 1st Portion (PDF) (114 pages, 484 K)
    • Table of Contents
    • Background
    • Summary
    • Data Collection Methodology and Information Sources
    • Industry Profile
    • Water Use and Wastewater Characterization
  • 2nd Portion (without graphics) (PDF) (79 pages, 330 K)
    • Industry Scope and Subcategorization
    • Pollutants Selected for Regulation
    • Pollution Prevention, Recycling, Treatment and Disposal Technologies
  • 2nd Portion (Graphics only) (PDF) (9 pages, 446 K)
    • Figures in Chapter 8
  • 3rd Portion (PDF) (102 pages, 669 K)
    • Treatment Performance Data
    • Development of Regulatory Options
    • Pollutant Loading and Removal Estimates
  • 4th Portion (PDF) (125 pages, 501 K)
    • Cost of Technology Bases for Regulation
    • Regulatory Options Selection
    • Non-Water Quality Environmental Impacts
    • Pretreatment Standards for Existing and New Sources
    • Glossary of Terms
    • Appendices A-D: Tables Referenced in Chapters 3, 5, 6, 7

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