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Effluent Guidelines

Past Effluent Guidelines Program Plans

""EPA’s published Effluent Guidelines Program Plans summarize its annual reviews of effluent guidelines and identify industrial categories selected for further review and rulemaking.

EPA revises its annual review process and how it publishes the corresponding supporting documents over time.
  • For the 2004 to 2010 biennial plans in the Federal Register (FR), select the FR Notice links to access them.
  • The plans through 2010 also include a Technical Support Document; click on the Biennial Plan Year.
  • Starting in 2011, EPA published a notice of availability in the FR, and published the content of the Plans and supporting Review Reports separately, which can be accessed by clicking on the Biennial Plan Year.
Biennial Plan
Preliminary Plan - FR Notice Final Plan - FR Notice Docket
2014 September 16, 2014 August 4, 2015 2014-0170
2012 August 7, 2013 September 16, 2014 2014-0170
2010 December 28, 2009 October 26, 2011 2010-08241,
1: Final
2: Preliminary
2008 October 30, 2007 September 15, 2008 2006-0771
2006 August 29, 2005 December 21, 2006 2004-0032
2004* December 31, 2003 September 2, 2004 2003-0074
* coming soon

For more information on EPA’s most recent review of effluent guidelines, see the current Effluent Guidelines Program Plan.