Comments of the Council on Wage and Price Stability Before the EPA: Effluent Guidelines and Standards for Existing and New Sources in the Iron and Steel Manufacturing Point Source Category

by William Lilley on June 24, 1976
by William Lilley, Robert L. Green, Thomas D. Hopkins and Vaughn C. Williams

The Council on Wage and Price Stability today questioned several aspects of regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would impose progressively stricter water effluent guidelines for the iron and steel industry. These regulations, issued under authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (as amended), would require the industry to install water pollution abatement processes consistent with the “best practicable technology” (BPT) in 1977 and the “best available technology” (BAT) in 1983. While agreeing with the goal of improved water quality, the Council asked EPA to reassess certain provisions of its proposed regulations to determine whether this goal could be achieved in a less costly manner…

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