Tag: Effluent Limitations Guidelines

Water discharge

EPA’s Postponement of CWA Deadlines for Energy Companies Found Legal

With the Utility Water Act Group (UWAG) at its side, the EPA successfully defended itself against allegations by environmental groups that its postponement of several deadlines in its 2015 Effluent Limitations Guidelines [ELGs] and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category (2015 Rule) violated both the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Administrative […]

EPA’s Effluent Guidelines Plan Slimmed Down

Nearly 2 years after it was issued in preliminary form, the EPA has announced the availability of its final 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan. Section 304(m) of the Clean Water Act requires the Agency to biennially publish a plan for new and revised effluent limitations guidelines after public review and comment. The intent of a […]

Power Plant

EPA to Reconsider 2015 Power Plant Effluent Limitations Rule

In response to petitions from the Utility Water Act Group (UWAG) and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (SBA), EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the Agency will reconsider its November 3, 2015, final Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category (ELGs). In conjunction with Pruitt’s decision […]