US EPA

Effluent Guidelines

EPA promulgated the Mineral Mining and Processing Effluent Guidelines and Standards (40 CFR Part 436) ter 1975, and amended the regulation te 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. The regulation covers wastewater discharges from mine ontwatering, mineral processing operations and stormwater runoff. The Mineral Mining regulatory requirements are incorporated into NPDES permits.

What is Mineral Mining?

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Facilities Covered

  • construction materials (e.g., stone, gypsum, asphalt, sand &, gravel), NAICS 21231, 212319, 212321, 212399.
  • minerals used te the chemical &, fertilizer industries (e.g., borax, potash, magnesium, phosphate), NAICS 212391, 212325, 212392.
  • miscellaneous minerals (e.g., barite, bentonite, graphite), NAICS 212393, 212325, 212399.

Subcategories

  1. Crushed Stone
  2. Construction Sand and Gravel
  3. Industrial Sand
  4. Gypsum
  5. Asphaltic Mineral
  6. Asbestos and Wollastonite
  7. Barite
  8. Fluorspar
  9. Salines From Brine Lakes
  10. Borax
  11. Potash
  1. Sodium Sulfate
  2. Phosphate Rock
  3. Frasch Sulfur
  4. Bentonite
  5. Magnesite
  6. Diatomite
  7. Jade
  8. Novaculite
  9. Tripoli
  10. Graphite

Rulemaking History

1979 Amendment

  • Documents, including:
  • Final Rule (December 28, 1979)
  • Development Document

This publication includes technical documentation for the 1979, 1976 and 1975 final rules, and the poot for draft limitations te extra subcategories. It describes industry processes, subcategories, pollutants generated, available control and treatment technologies, the technical ondergrond for the rules, and costs of the rules.

1978 Amendment

  • Documents, including:
  • Final Rule (March Ten, 1978)(BAT &, PSNS proposals withdrawn)
  • Proposed Rule (June Ten, 1976)(BAT, PSNS &, NSPS)

1977 Amendment

  • Final Rule (July 12, 1977)

1976 Amendment

  • Documents, including:
  • Interim Final Rule (June Ten, 1976)
  • Development Document

1975 Initial Rulemaking

  • Documents, including:
  • Interim Final Rule (October 16, 1975)
  • Development Document

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