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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter NPart 439Subpart A → §439.17


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 439—PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY
Subpart A—Fermentation Products


§439.17   Pretreatment standards for new sources (PSNS).

Except as provided in 40 CFR 403.7, any new source subject to this subpart must achieve the same standards as specified in §439.16.

(a) Sources that discharge to a POTW with nitrification capability (defined at §439.2(i)) are not required to achieve the pretreatment standard for ammonia (as N).

(b) The pretreatment standards for cyanide are as follows:

Regulated parameterPretreatment standards1
Maximum daily dischargeAverage monthly discharge must not exceed
Cyanide (T)33.59.4

1Mg/L (ppm).

(c) When monitoring for cyanide at the end-of-pipe is impractical because of dilution by other process wastewaters, compliance with the cyanide standards in §439.17(b) must be demonstrated at in-plant monitoring points pursuant to 40 CFR 403.6(e)(2) and (4). Under the same provisions, the permitting authority may impose monitoring requirements on internal wastestreams for any other parameter(s) regulated by this section.

(d) Compliance with the standards in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section may be achieved by certifying to the permit issuing authority that a facility's manufacturing processes neither use nor generate cyanide.

[63 FR 50429, Sept. 21, 1998; 64 FR 10393, Mar. 4, 1999; 64 FR 48104, Sept. 2, 1999, as amended at 68 FR 34832, June 11, 2003]

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