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Water Quality-Based Effluent Limitationssearch for term
Effluent limitations applied to dischargers when technology-based limitations are insufficient to result in the attainment of water quality standards. [Report to Congress: Impacts and Control of CSOs and SSOs, US (EPA EPA, 2004, pg. GL-5; ) [CWA §302] Waters of the United States All waters that are currently used, were used in the past, or may be susceptible to use in interstate or foreign commerce, including all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide. Waters of the United States include but are not limited to all interstate waters and intrastate lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sand flats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, play lakes, or natural ponds. [See 40 CFR §122.2 for the complete definition; Report to Congress: Impacts and Control of CSOs and SSOs, US (EPA 2004, pg. GL-5)]