• EPA Proposes Revised Cooling Water Intake Rules for Existing Power Plants and Manufacturing Facilities
  • April 18, 2011
  • Law Firm: Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott LLC - Pittsburgh Office
  • Following many years of litigation and various revisions, on March 28, 2011 United States EPA issued proposed rules concerning cooling water intake for both existing power plants and manufacturing facilities pursuant to Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act. The rule, as in prior versions, focuses on preventing fish and shellfish from entrainment (being drawn through the cooling system) and impingement (being trapped against intake screens) associated with cooling water intake structures.