Technical Bulletin No. 0805: Examination of Alternative Statistical Methods for Monitoring BMP Performance

In April 1998, EPA promulgated revised effluent limitations guidelines for the Bleached Papergrade Kraft and Soda and Papergrade Sulfite Subcategories to control discharges of priority, conventional, and non-conventional pollutants. As part of the effluent guidelines, EPA also promulgated revised Best Management Practices (BMPs) for spent pulping liquor, soap and turpentine management, spill prevention, and control. One requirement of the proposed BMPs is the establishment of a monitoring program to track BMP performance.