EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project: Profile of the printing and publishing industry

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Office of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1995 - Government publications - 109 pages
Item no. 0431-I-01.

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Page 61 - The purposes of this title are "(1) to protect and enhance the quality of the Nation's air resources so as to promote the public health and welfare and the productive capacity of its population...
Page 57 - State determines to contribute to a violation of a water quality standard or is a significant contributor of pollutants to waters of the United States. The term "storm water discharge associated with industrial activity" means a storm water discharge from one of 11 categories of industrial activity defined at 40 CFR 122.26.
Page 57 - Category iii: Facilities classified as SIC 10-metal mining; SIC 12-coal mining; SIC 13-oil and gas extraction; and SIC 14-nonmetallic mineral mining. Category iv: Hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities. Category v: Landfills, land application sites, and open dumps that receive or have received industrial wastes. Category vi: Facilities classified as SIC 5015-used motor vehicle parts; and SIC 5093-automotive scrap and waste material recycling facilities.
Page v - NPDES - National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (CWA) NPL - National Priorities List NRC - National Response Center NSPS - New Source Performance Standards (CAA) OAR - Office of Air and Radiation OECA - Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance OPA - Oil Pollution Act OPPTS - Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSW - Office of Solid Waste OSWER - Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response OW- Office of Water...
Page 52 - Most RCRA requirements are not industry specific but apply to any company that transports, treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste. Here are some important RCRA regulatory requirements: • Identification of Solid and Hazardous Wastes (40 CFR Part...
Page 53 - Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) containing petroleum and hazardous substances are regulated under Subtitle I of RCRA. Subtitle I regulations (40 CFR Part 280) contain tank design and release detection requirements, as well as financial responsibility and corrective action standards for USTs. The UST program also includes upgrade requirements for existing tanks that must be met by December 22, 1998.
Page 40 - Toxicity. Breathing moderate amounts of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) for short periods of time can cause adverse effects on the nervous system ranging from headaches, dizziness, nausea, and numbness in the fingers and toes to unconsciousness. Its vapors are irritating to the skin, eyes, nose, and throat and can damage the eyes. Repeated exposure to moderate to high amounts may cause liver and kidney effects. Carcinogenicity. No agreement exists over the carcinogenicity of MEK. One source believes MEK...
Page 58 - industrial users." Facilities regulated under 307(b) must meet certain pretreatment standards. The goal of the pretreatment program is to protect municipal wastewater treatment plants from damage that may occur when hazardous, toxic, or other wastes are discharged into a sewer system and to protect the toxicity characteristics of sludge generated by these plants. Discharges to a POTW are regulated primarily by the POTW itself, rather than the State or EPA. EPA has developed general pretreatment...
Page 47 - Industries have creatively implemented pollution prevention techniques that improve efficiency and increase profits while at the same time minimizing environmental impacts. This can be done in many ways such as reducing material inputs, re-engineering processes to reuse by-products, improving management practices, and employing substitution of toxic chemicals.

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