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Accession Number PB2012-112260
Title PCB TMDL Handbook.
Publication Date Dec 2011
Media Count 34p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In this handbook, we aim to provide stakeholders with a compendium of updated information for using total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) to address waterbodies impaired by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) consistent with Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) and EPA regulations at 40 CFR Section 130.7(c). This handbook will identify different approaches that have been successfully used to develop PCB TMDLs and provide examples. In particular, the handbook will address how to develop PCB TMDLs that account for all sources of PCB contamination (including passive sources such as landfills in which PCBs are contaminating the soil). One goal of this handbook is to illustrate how development of PCB TMDLs take into account other program considerations (e.g., Water Quality Standards (WQS)), and how TMDLs may benefit from tools available in other programs (e.g., Superfund).
Keywords Clean water
Pollution sources
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Total maximum daily load
Water pollution control
Water quality standards
Water resources

Source Agency Environmental Protection Agency
NTIS Subject Category 68D - Water Pollution & Control
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
43F - Environment
91A - Environmental Management & Planning
Corporate Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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