This manual provides general information, guidance, and criteria for water pollution prevention, control, and abatement programs for Department of the Army activities and installations, including contractor activities located on property ...
This manual provides general information, guidance, and criteria for water pollution prevention,
control, and abatement programs for Department
of the Army activities and installations, including
contractor activities located on property under
the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army. Direction is
provided for formulating pollution control programs at government facilities located in the U.S.
where effluent and stream requirements have
been or are being established, as well as at
overseas installations where guidelines for protecting water resources may not have been formalized. Program steps outlined are intended to
conform to basic policy outlined in Executive
Order 12088 and implemented by Ar 200-1 and
AR 200-2. This directive stipulates that Federal
agencies are to design, construct, manage, operate, and maintain their facilities to conform with
Federal, State, interstate, and local water quality
standards and effluent limitations in accordance
with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as
amended. This manual will assist field offices and
commands in formulating water pollution prevention, control, and abatement programs to meet
requirements established in the Executive Order
which include the following:
–Assurance that all applicable water quality
standards and effluent limitations are met on
a continuing basis.
–Development of an abatement plan and schedule for meeting applicable standards.
–Presentation of an annual plan for funding of
improvements in the design, construction,
management, operation, and maintenance of
existing and new facilities as may be necessary to meet applicable standards.
–Consideration of the environmental impact for
each new facility or modification to an existing facility in the initial stages of planning in
accordance with the National Environmental
—Development of cost information on alternative process considerations for new facilities
or for modification of existing facilities so
that budget requests for design and construction shall reflect the most cost-effective alternative for meeting applicable standards.
–Consultation, as appropriate, with Federal,
State, and local regulatory agencies concerning best techniques and methods available for
the prevention, control, and abatement of
To assist users of the manual, bibliographic
references are shown as numbers in parentheses
throughout the text to provide in-depth coverage
of the processes and treatment trains for the
many wastes discussed in this manual.