The Phase I Cooling Water Intake rule was promulgated in 2001; amended 2003. The rule covers new facilities (except new offshore oil and gas extraction facilities).
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Phase I—New Facilities Final Rule, Fact Sheet (PDF)(2 pp, 48 K,
Summary of 2001 final rule for cooling water intake structures at new facilities.
Technical Development Document for the Final Regulations Addressing Cooling Water Intake Structures for New Facilities (PDF)(269 pp, 2 MB,
Engineering analysis of technologies & costs for cooling water intake regulations
Economic Analysis of the Final Regulations Addressing Cooling Water Intake Structures for New Facilities (PDF)(317 pp, 3 MB,
Analysis of economic impact, environmental impact and benefits of cooling water intake regulations.
Phase I—New Facilities: Amended Final Phase I Rule, Fact Sheet (PDF)(1 pg, 58 K,
Summary of amendment making minor changes to Phase I cooling water intakes rule.