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Water Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards

OnDemand Webinar (92 minutes)

Stay compliant - understand the water effluent limitation guidelines and standards.Understanding water effluent limitations guidelines and standards provides a firm foundation for understanding how Clean Water Act permits are developed and implemented. This topic provides an overview of permitting authorities' statutory and regulatory authorities, as well as the limitations on such authorities. Appropriate case law also will be discussed, as well as new developments and regulatory initiatives.


Elizabeth B. Davis, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jeffrey S. Longsworth, Barnes & Thornburg LLP Robert A. Weinstock, Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Technology-Based Limitations

• Defining Each Direct Discharge Standard

- Best Practicable Control Technology

- Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology

- Best Available Technology Economically Achievable

- New Source Performance Standards

- Maximum Extent Practicable

• Indirect Discharge Standards Comparable to Direct Discharge Standards

Developing Industry-Specific Effluent Limitations Guidelines

• EPA History of Developing ELGs

• Current ELGs Under Study or Development

• Wet-Weather ELGs

Special Storm Water and Wet Weather Considerations

• Industrial, Construction and Municipal Storm Water Permitting

• Green Infrastructure

Water Quality-Based Effluent Limitations

• Process for Considering WQBELs

• Water Quality Standards

Total Maximum Daily Loads

• Impaired Waters

• Developing TMDLs

• Applying TMDLs to Permits