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New NPDES Vessel General Permit Webcast – Feb. 5

January 28, 2009

New NPDES Vessel General Permit Webcast – Feb. 5

EPA will host a webcast presentation February 5, 2009, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time, on the new Vessel General Permit (VGP) which was issued on December 18, 2008. The VGP covers owners or operators of non-recreational vessels greater than 79 feet. Due to a recent court ruling, thousands of non-recreational vessel owners and operators who have previously been exempt from Clean Water Act requirements for the last 35 years now require an NPDES permit for their discharges as of February 6, 2009.

This webcast will review why EPA issued the VGP, provide an overview of the permit organization, deadlines for submitting the Notices of Intent, key effluent limits of the VGP, and select inspection, monitoring, and recordkeeping requirements. It is also an opportunity for the participants to ask EPA questions about the VGP. You must register in advance to attend this webcast. Visit the NPDES Web site at http://www.epa.gov/npdes/training to register.

 

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