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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Glossary

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Glossary for the Office of Wastewater Management National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
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Office of Water/Office of Wastewater Management
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Acute
Aerobic Treatment Unit
Animal Feeding Operation
Anti-Backsliding
Antidegradation
Applicant Type
Authorized Program
Authorized State
Average Monthly Discharge Limitation
Average Weekly Discharge Limitation
Best Available Technology Economically Achievable
Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology
Best Management Practice
Best Practicable Control Technology Currently Available
Best Professional Judgment
Bioassay
Biochemical Oxygen Demand
Biosolid
Bypass
Categorical Industrial User
Categorical Pretreatment Standard
Centralized Wastewater Treatment System
Certifying Official
Chemical Oxygen Demand
Chronic
Class V Injection Well
Coal Mining
Code of Federal Regulations
Combined Sewer Overflow
Combined Sewer System
Compliance Schedule
Composite Sample
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Conservative Pollutant
Conventional Pollutant
Conventional Septic System
Criteria
Daily Discharge
Daily Maximum Limit
Development Document
Director
Discharge Monitoring Report
Draft Permit
Effluent Limitation
Effluent Limitations Guideline
Entrainment
Fact Sheet
Federal Facility
Four-Zero-One (a) Certification
Fundamentally Different Factor
General Permit
Grab Sample
Hardrock Mining
Hazardous Substance
Indian Country
Indirect Discharge
Industrial Source
Instantaneous Maximum Limit
Large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Large Construction Activity
Local Limit
Major Facility
Mass-Based Standard
Medium Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Method Detection Limit
Million Gallons per Day
Mining (Coal)
Mining (Hardrock)
Mining (Mountaintop)
Mining (Non-Metals)
Mixing Zone
Mountaintop Mining
Multi-Sector General Permit
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Municipal Source
Narrative Water Quality Criteria
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
National Pretreatment Standard
New Discharger
New Source
New Source Performance Standard
Non-Conservative Pollutant
Non-Metals Mining
Nonconventional Pollutant
Numeric Water Quality Criteria
Operator
Operator/Owner
Owner
Permitting Authority
pH
Point Source
Pollutant
Pollutant, Conservative
Pollutant, Non-Conservative
Practical Quantification Limit
Pretreatment
Pretreatment Standard
Primary Industry Category
Primary Treatment
Priority Pollutant
Process Wastewater
Production-Based Standard
Proposed Permit
Publicly Owned Treatment Works
Receiving Water
Sanitary Sewer
Sanitary Sewer Overflow
Secondary Industry Category
Secondary Treatment
Self-Monitoring
Significant Industrial User
Small Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
Small Construction Activity
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan
Standard Industrial Classification Code
Statement of Basis
STORET
Stormwater
Stormwater Discharge-Related Activities
Strip Mining
Technical Support Document Water Quality-Based Toxics Control
Technology-Based Effluent Limit
Tiered Permit Limit
Tiered Testing
Total Maximum Daily Load
Total Organic Carbon
Total Suspended Solids
Toxic Pollutant
Toxicity Reduction Evaluation
Toxicity Test
Treatability Manual
Treatment Works Treating Domestic Sewage
United States Waters
Upset
Variance
Wasteload Allocation
Water Quality-Based Effluent Limit
Water Quality Criteria
Water Quality Data Base
Water Quality Standard
Waters of the United States
Wetlands
Whole Effluent Toxicity
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