Register April 2018 No. 748
Chapter NR 280
PLASTICS AND SYNTHETICS
Compliance with effluent limitations and standards.
Application of effluent limitations and standards.
Effluent limitations, best practicable treatment.
Effluent limitations, best available treatment.
Standards of performance.
NR 280.01 Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish effluent limitations, standards of performance, and pretreatment standards for discharges of process wastes from the synthetic resin manufacturing category of point sources and subcategories thereof.
NR 280.01 Note
The authority for promulgation of this chapter is set forth in ch. NR 205
NR 280.01 History
Cr. Register, June, 1976, No. 246
, eff. 7-1-76.
NR 280.02 Applicability.
The effluent limitations, standards of performance, pretreatment standards and other provisions in this chapter are applicable to pollutants or pollutant properties in discharges of process waste resulting from the manufacture and associated processing of plastics and synthetics in the following subcategories:
Polyvinyl chloride produced from vinyl chloride by:
Polyvinyl acetate produced by polymerization of vinyl acetate;
Polypropylene produced by the polymerization of propylene;
The polymerization process to produce low density polyethylene,
The solvent process to produce high density polyethylene, and
The polyform process to produce high density polyethylene;
Cellophane produced by processing wood pulp;
ABS and SAN resins which are respectively acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and styrene-acrylonitrile resins produced by the polymerization reactions of acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene;
Polyester materials produced by the polymerization reaction of dihydric alcohol and terephthalic acid or dimethyl terephthalate to make:
Polyester resin and fiber by continuous processing, and
Nylon 66 materials produced by the polymerization reaction of hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid to make:
Nylon 6 materials produced by the polymerization reaction of caprolactam to make:
Cellulose acetate materials produced by processing wood pulp with acetic acid and acetic anhydride to make:
Acrylic resin and fiber produced by the polymerization reaction of acrylonitrile and the copolymerization of acrylonitrile and vinylidene chloride and/or vinyl chloride. (This subcategory is suspended until further notice.)
Ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers produced by the reaction of vinyl acetate and ethylene;
Polytetrafluoroethylene produced as granular and fine powder grades, including manufacture of monomer from precursor chlorodifluoromethane;
Polypropylene fiber produced from polypropylene;
Cellulose nitrate produced by the reaction of fibrous cellulose and a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acids;
Polyester resins (thermoplastic) produced as saturated polyester resins based on poly (ethylene terphthalate) and poly (butylene terephthaltate); and