Watershed-based NPDES permitting policy statement released

EPA's Assistant Administrator, G. Tracy Mehan, III, signed the Watershed-Based National Pollutant Discharges Elimination System Permitting (NPDES) Policy.

Jan 22nd, 2003

Jan. 20, 2003 -- The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Assistant Administrator, G. Tracy Mehan, III, signed the Watershed-Based National Pollutant Discharges Elimination System Permitting (NPDES) Policy.

The Jan. 7 policy describes the benefits of watershed-based permitting, the implementing mechanisms for this component of the watershed approach, and how EPA will be encouraging an increase in the use of watershed-based NPDES permits.

The policy can be seen at

http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/whatsnew.cfm?program_id=0.


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