Survey of regulatory methods used in writing NPDES permits for facilities within the shipbuilding and repair industry

Alexander Ellwood, William D. Burgos

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Abstract

The shipbuilding and repair industry lacks national effluent guidelines, and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for shipyards are developed differently in each state depending upon federal or state legal requirements and site-specific environmental conditions. To minimize the variations in regulatory limits, a survey is developed. The survey examines the methods used by various regulatory agencies, determines if a facility can negotiate NPDES numerical limits and monitoring requirements based on an ecological risk assessment of its effluent, and evaluates future trends in the regulation and sediment quality criteria and ecological risk assessment in the NPDES permitting process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-234
Number of pages10
JournalHazardous and Industrial Wastes - Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 29th Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference - Blacksburg, VA, USA
Duration: Jul 13 1997Jul 16 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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