Chilling Prospects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to mandate new technologies to protect the environment from potentially harmful deicing runoffs. Airport managers will have to engage EPA to defend their site specific approaches or they will have to be prepared to face the consequences of non-participation. The Clean Air Act mandates that EPA publish effluent limitation guidelines (ELG)that establish technology based controls by categories of industrial point sources. Airports and related operations are considered "industrial point sources" for purposes of the ELG program. Since EPA's deicing runoff rulemaking could have a significant impact on how airports collect and treat deicing contaminated stormwater, the ELG development and information collection processes are vital steps in shaping this effort. Airport managers can help ensure future flexibility by getting involved in the process.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 30-33
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2005 2:47PM