Support documents for 1998 "Cluster Rule"You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Permit Guidance Document: Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Point Source Category (PDF)(219 pp, 779 K,
Technical support and guidance for NPDES permit authorities and pretreatment control authorities in implementation of the 1998 Pulp and Paper Effluent Guidelines rule
Supplemental Technical Development Document for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Category (Subparts B and E) (PDF)(312 pp, 767 K,
Describes industry processes, pollutants generated, available control and treatment technologies, the technical basis for the final rule, and costs of the rule
Technical Support Document for Best Management Practices for Spent Pulping Liquor Management, Spill Prevention and Control (PDF)(136 pp, 447 K,
BMPs for bleached papergrade kraft and soda, and papergrade sulfite mills. The BMPs establish controls that will reduce the release of toxic, conventional, and nonconventional pollutants to surface waters.
- Economic Analysis for NESHAPs for Pulp & Paper Production Source Category; and for Effluent Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards, and New Source Performance Standards: Pulp, Paper & Paperboard Category (PDF)(498 pp, 1 MB, October 27, 1997)
- Pulp, Paper & Paperboard - Effluent Guidelines and NESHAP - Proposed Rule (PDF)(139 pp, 17 MB, December 17, 1993, 58 FR 66078)