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A Legal Study on Quantity Regulation System of Water-quality Pollutants

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2011, 52(), pp.403-424
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Lee Soonja 1

1고려대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

It's been made impossible to control a quantitative increase in point source pollution only with the existing discharge standards focusing on the concentration of pollutants; the pollution of water supply sources has rather continued, which raised a need for policies to drastically improve water quality. As part of this effort, Total Maximum Daily Load Management System to control the pollution of Geum River, Nakdong River and Yeongsan RiverㆍSeomjin river was introduced in August, 2004. But there are lots of problems to solve since it's at its early stage. Although the selection of substances-of-concern, for example, has to be based on the characteristics of a river system, such as source pollutants, geological characteristics, water uses according to each river reach, etc., they are selected, uniformly, based on BOD5 or TP (total phosphorus). On top of that, there is also a need to integrate relevant laws and regulations scattered around, participate stakeholders in determining target water quality and establish reasonable standards for determining or changing target water quality, including criteria and procedures for selecting and screening a target project that will be subject to any implementation plan. To successfully implement the Total Maximum Daily Load Management System, the management of not only point source pollution but also non-point source pollution is required. For the purpose of this, it's important to determine the treatment efficiency of facilities for reducing non-point pollution, including to what degree non-point source pollution will have to be reduced. But, more drastically or importantly, it's required to systematically manage non-point source pollution through taking into the sources of origin.

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