Interim guidelines and standards relate to six areas of environmental pollution control are issued by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA). These guidelines and standards relate to six (6) areas of environmental pollution control: Effluent limitations (ii) Water quality for industrial water uses at point of in-take (iii) Industrial emission limitations (iv) Noise exposure limitations (v) Management of solid and hazardous wastes (vi) Pollution abatement in industries. at the beginning of the text general guidelines are set out: no industry shall release toxic substances into the air, water and land of the Nigerian environment, beyond permissible limits; it is mandatory for all industries to have industrial pollution monitoring capabilities within their own set up; records of all discharges (solid, air and liquid), treatment and disposal must be remitted to the nearest FEPA office on a monthly basis, etc. One Chapter (Chapter 2 of Part I) lays down water quality standards, whereas Chapter 3 of Part II concerns groundwater protection.
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