Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program
In Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program, you'll learn ...
- What is the National Pretreatment Program and why it is needed
- Which POTWs fall under the Program and who has controlling authority
- The Program's prohibited discharge standards
- The elements of a Pretreatment Program submission
Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) are typically designed to handle wastewater containing biological pollutants from domestic sources. Wastewater containing industrial wastes can interfere with the biological processes or pass through the Wastewater Treatment plant untreated, causing pollution in the receiving water. It may become necessary for industries to treat their wastewater before discharging to the Publicly Owned Treatment Works.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency regulates discharges from treatment plants to waterways, as well as discharges from industrial users to the treatment plants. The industrial discharges and pretreatment requirements are regulated through the National Pretreatment Program, a component of the Clean Water Act of 1972. While EPA created the program, sets policy, and approves the implementation of the program, it is the responsibility of the local Owner of the Treatment Works to implement the program locally, by monitoring and regulating the industries.
In this course, you learn terminology, basic concepts, and general responsibilities under the Program. Consulting Engineers that serve the wastewater industry, or engineering and technical staff of larger plants may find themselves facing this issue. This course will provide a starting point.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Terminology used in the Pretreatment Program
- Need for the Pretreatment Program
- General pretreatment regulations
- Preparation and submission of local pretreatment programs
- Variations on implementation by state
- Prohibited discharges
- Categorical Pretreatment Standards by industry
- Local Limits
- Industrial User Permits
- Local implementation and enforcement
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
|This course is applicable to professional engineers in:|
|Alabama (P.E.)||Alaska (P.E.)||Arkansas (P.E.)|
|Delaware (P.E.)||Florida (P.E. Area of Practice)||Georgia (P.E.)|
|Idaho (P.E.)||Illinois (P.E.)||Illinois (S.E.)|
|Indiana (P.E.)||Iowa (P.E.)||Kansas (P.E.)|
|Kentucky (P.E.)||Louisiana (P.E.)||Maine (P.E.)|
|Maryland (P.E.)||Michigan (P.E.)||Minnesota (P.E.)|
|Mississippi (P.E.)||Missouri (P.E.)||Montana (P.E.)|
|Nebraska (P.E.)||Nevada (P.E.)||New Hampshire (P.E.)|
|New Jersey (P.E.)||New Mexico (P.E.)||New York (P.E.)|
|North Carolina (P.E.)||North Dakota (P.E.)||Ohio (P.E. Self-Paced)|
|Oklahoma (P.E.)||Oregon (P.E.)||Pennsylvania (P.E.)|
|South Carolina (P.E.)||South Dakota (P.E.)||Tennessee (P.E.)|
|Texas (P.E.)||Utah (P.E.)||Vermont (P.E.)|
|Virginia (P.E.)||West Virginia (P.E.)||Wisconsin (P.E.)|