Governing Law and Regulations
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Water Management Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Pennsylvania has developed effluent standards and limitation requirements in compliance with the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), with a few significant additions. The state has included the federal priority pollutants in its detailed water quality standards and issues NPDES permits to point source dischargers, which include provisions for effluent limits.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's water pollution control program, including for effluent limitations.
WATER QUALITY CRITERIA
25 Pa. Code 93.6
In Pennsylvania, water from point or nonpoint source discharges may not contain ...