Final CWA E-Reporting Rule Extends Deadlines Following States' Concerns

September 24, 2015
EPA's final rule requiring electronic reporting of most water discharge data appears to give states more of the implementation flexibility they sought in comments on the proposal, extending compliance deadlines for many water permitting programs to five years while softening provisions that would have sent data to federal regulators first in some conditions. The agency signed the final Clean Water Act (CWA) e-reporting rule Sept. 24, ahead of its publication in the Federal Register . Although it does not include...

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