Clean Water Act
Sec. 316. Thermal Discharges.
(b) Any standard established pursuant to section 301 or section 306 of this Act and applicable to a point source shall require that the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures reflect the best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact.
*Information taken from the EPA website*
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is working to finalize standards to the cooling water intake structures under section 316(b) of The Clean Water Act by June 27, 2013.
For more information on the status of the finalized standards of The Clean Water Act, Section 316(b) click HERE.