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25 Pa. Code § 96.6. Heated wastewater discharges.

§ 96.6. Heated wastewater discharges.

 (a)  WLAs established for the discharge of heated wastewater shall comply with applicable State and Federal requirements.

 (b)  Heated wastewater discharges may not cause a change of surface water temperature of more than 2°F during any 1-hour period.

 (c)  In addition to subsection (b), the allowable heat content of heated wastewater discharges shall be limited to one of the following:

   (1)  A calculated amount that will raise the temperature of the receiving surface water to no more than the applicable criteria specified in §  93.7 (relating to specific water quality criteria).

   (2)  An amount based on an evaluation conducted in accordance with section 316(a) of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. §  1326(a)).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  96.3 (relating to water quality protection requirements); and 25 Pa. Code §  96.4 (relating to TMDLs and WQBELs).

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