EPA Readying Measures To Allow Nutrient Trading In Clean Water Permits

September 14, 2023
EPA is preparing to launch an effort to allow nutrient trading in Clean Water Act (CWA) permits, floating a draft policy statement and preparing to propose a rule that would advance development of such market-based approaches. Maria Lopez-Carbo, associate director of the Water Permits Division in EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management, told the Association of Clean Water Administrators’ (ACWA) 2023 Annual Meeting late last month that the agency is readying a two-pronged approach for crafting such a trading policy. According...

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