Industrial Pretreatment uses industrial wastewater permits as a control mechanism to ensure all applicable pretreatment standards and requirements are met by significant industrial users. An industry can only discharge wastewater under the requirements and limitations described in the permit. The permit describes the duties and obligations of the permittee. These include applicable parameter limitations, prohibited discharge standards, monitoring and reporting requirements, and other conditions to be met by the permittee.
A significant user means the industry performs a categorical process or discharges wastewater deemed significant due to pollutant concentration or volume. All forms and applications must be entirely completed and returned with an original wet signature. Digital and electronic signatures will not be accepted per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.