Monday, March 29, 2010

Total Toxic Organic Management Plans - TTOMP

Under the Clean Water Act, certain industrial dischargers have limits on Total Toxic Organics, or TTO. For example, TTO limitations have been promulgated for all process wastewater classified as Metal Finishing and Electroplating Categorical Discharges (40 CFR 433 and 40 CFR 413). The TTO limitation is defined as the summation of all toxic organics (which includes a list of over 100 parameters) present in concentrations greater than 0.01 mg/L.

The cost for TTO testing can be relatively high. In lieu of monitoring for all the TTOs in their waste water effluent, some industrial dischargers can elect to prepare and certify a TOTAL TOXIC ORGANIC MANAGEMENT PLAN, or TTOMP, to control the discharge of TTOs in their wastewater effluent.

Caltha LLP prepares TTOMP for industrial dischargers. Caltha LLP provides expert consulting services to public and private sector clients nationwide to address water quality standards, wastewater permitting and assessing potential impacts of chemicals in the aquatic environment.

Caltha LLP Aquatic Toxicology / WQ Standards Services Website