States, POTWs Broadly Divided Over EPA’s Slaughterhouse ELG Proposal

April 2, 2024
State and local officials are broadly divided over EPA’s proposed rule revising its Clean Water Act (CWA) effluent limitations for the meat and poultry product sector (MPP), with Republican attorneys general (AGs) charging it goes too far and is unlawful, Democratic AGs pressing for the most stringent option, and state water quality officials backing EPA’s preferred approach. In addition, publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), which implement pre-treatment standards for upstream dischargers, say that current local treatment provides adequate protection for...

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