Pretreatment Committee


To work with and represent the members of the Association affected by the EPA Industrial Pretreatment Program, and promote the goals of the Clean Water Act by reducing or eliminating pollutants which would adversely impact POTW’s or the environment.


1. Develops a committee to best represent those affected by pretreatment requirements, and schedule meetings to keep them updated on the regulations.

2. Selects the annual recipient of the Pretreatment Excellence Award.

3. Tracks proposed legislation and regulations dealing with Pretreatment, and where appropriate, prepare comment.

4. Maintains relations with the EPA Pretreatment Coordinator, the DEP Pretreatment Coordinator, and others such as Water Quality, Biosolids, Laboratory, Oil and Hazardous Personnel Waste.

If you have questions or are interested in participating with the Pretreatment Committee, please contact committee chair Dan Welch. Click here to send an email. 

Committee Chair, Dan Welch (
Environmental Engineer

General Dynamics Ordnance; Tactical Systems, Inc.
291 North Street Saco, Maine 04072
Tel: (207)-283-3611 Cell: (207)-650-7351

Resource and Guidance Documents

Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and Management Systems


Industrial Resources

Brewers Association – Water and Wastewater: Treatment/Volume Reduction Manual

Current Issues

Dental Amalgam

FAQ – Dental Amalgam 
Final Rule, Dental Amalgam
Dental Amalgam Effluent Guidelines
Mercury in Dental Amalgam
Fact Sheet: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Dental Offices
Effluent Limitations, Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category, 40 CFR Part 441, summary overview

Criminal/Legal News

Environmental Crimes Case Bulletin