Technical Bulletin No. 0943: Summary of Treated Effluent Color Loads, Permit Limits, and Water Quality Standards for U.S. Pulp and Paper Mills

NCASI queried the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Permit Compliance System (PCS) online database for pulp and papermaking operations with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to obtain 2006 data on effluent color limits and discharges. Of the 295 facilities identified, 40 had provisions for color monitoring in their NPDES permits. Nineteen of those facilities had permits with color limits.