Water Pollution Control Guide™ provides plain-English explanations of federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements related to water pollution control. The Guide can help drinking water, wastewater, and water quality professionals comply with myriad complex requirements, including monitoring and reporting. This subscription is part of the Environment & Safety Resource Center.

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Never be caught off guard on changes to rules and policies relating to waste management. Have immediate access to laws and regulations, practical guidance, and expert analysis about such relevant topics as discharge permits, public drinking water, and water quality. Direct personnel at all levels of expertise, such as consultants, plant managers, plant operators, and regulatory authorities, with easy-to-use, step-by-step explanations of federal and state requirements.

Expert Analysis

Read in-depth and cutting-edge articles on important waste issues written by outside authors. Always have the latest information to anticipate and meet your obligations — avoid costly errors and potentially dangerous situations by planning for contingencies instead of reacting to crises. Understand the distinctions between federal and state requirements on certain topics and where state provisions are more stringent. Learn about voluntary international standards that can enhance the way you do business and conduct your operations.

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Topics Covered

  • Animal feeding operations
  • Coastal zone management
  • Combined sewer overflows
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Drinking water standards
  • Effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards
  • Financial and technical assistance
  • Laws and their enforcement
  • Monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting
  • Nonpoint discharges to surface waters
  • NPDES permitting (or discharge permitting)
  • Nutrient management
  • Oil spill prevention and response
  • Sludge management
  • State and regional programs
  • State revolving fund guidelines
  • Stormwater management
  • Total maximum daily loads
  • Voluntary standards
  • Wastewater treatment plant management
  • Water quality standards



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