EPA Proposes Vessel Discharge Standards Similar To Permit Mandates

October 7, 2020
To comply with Clean Water Act (CWA) statutory changes, EPA is proposing technology-based performance standards to limit the environmental impacts of ships’ discharges that are in many cases very similar to existing CWA permit requirements, while outlining a process for states to seek stricter standards in some circumstances. When the final standards are combined with other EPA initiatives -- like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Chesapeake Bay Program, and National Estuary Program -- “our nation’s waters will be better able...

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