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Water Quality Trading Toolkit for Permit Writers

August 28, 2007

Water Quality Trading Toolkit for Permit Writers

This new EPA publication is designed to help the regulated community design and implement voluntary water quality trading programs consistent with EPA's 2003 National Water Quality Trading Policy. This guide provides detailed guidance on the fundamental concepts of trading, which can accelerate water quality improvement and reduce compliance costs. This new document focuses on trading nitrogen and phosphorus, but other pollutants may be considered for trading on a case-by-case basis. The document also includes a set of appendices which feature detailed case studies based on actual trading programs. EPA is interested in public comment on the Toolkit. To view the Toolkit, please visit www.epa.gov/npdes/tradingtoolkit

 

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