HDR's Burnett Co-Authors Article on Factors Critical for Compliance with Final 316(b) Rule

(June 13, 2014) - John Burnett, HDR's 316 Practice Leader, is co-author of an article discussing the 316(b) rule in the June issue of Power Magazine. The article, "Site-Specific Factors Are Critical for Compliance with Final 316(b) Existing Facilities Rule" discusses the impact of Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act.

According to the article, "The long-awaited 'cooling water' rule for existing power plants is also one of the most complicated when it comes to determining a cost-effective compliance approach. Though the promised flexibility of the final rule is welcome, it also means that generating units subject to the rule have many factors to balance before making a technology choice."

On May 19, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency signed the long-anticipated Clean Water Act 316(b) rule for existing facilities. The  magazine went to press before the ruling was announced. 

Burnett specializes in helping power, energy and industrial facility clients achieve regulatory compliance for cooling water intake and discharge systems that are regulated under Clean Water Act 316(a) and (b).

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