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EPA Issues Final Cooling Water Intake Structure 316(b) Rule for Existing Facilities

29 May 2014

On 19 May 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a long-awaited final rule establishing requirements governing the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures (CWIS) at existing power generating and manufacturing facilities. Pursuant to section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the EPA is required to establish the "best technology available" (BTA) for minimizing the adverse environmental impacts of CWIS caused by impingement and entrainment (I&E) of aquatic organisms in the intake water.

Joanne Rotondi

Joanne Rotondi,

Washington, D.C.

James Banks

Awaiting a monumental decision by the President

As expected, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Thursday delivered his draft report to the President regarding the fate of certain national monuments, as directed by Executive Order...

28 August 2017
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