EPA Set To Release Planning Tool For State Water Quality Trading Programs

December 17, 2014
EPA is preparing an online tool that will act as a "roadmap" for states to develop water quality trading programs, promising that use of the tool could speed approval of state initiatives by federal regulators and that it could support frameworks for interstate trading, although it stops short of the federal trading guidance many stakeholders have sought. Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said during a joint EPA and Department of Agriculture (USDA) event Dec. 16 in Fairfax, VA, where the agencies...

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