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Water: Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This regulation limits the discharge of pollutants into navigable waters of the United States and into wastewater treatment plants by existing and new pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

The rule benefits the environment by removing a total of 13.9 million pounds per year of nonconventional and 16.0 million pounds per year of organic pollutants including volatile organic compounds.

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Guidance Document

Final Rule


Final rule published September 1998

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