Below are the presentations from the 2020 Nutrients Permitting Workshop: Trading and Flexibilities.
The fourth Nutrients Permitting Workshop was held at the AlexRenew facility in Alexandria, Virginia and focused on identifying challenges and building solutions regarding water quality standards and permitting for nutrients. Over 85 attendees from 26 different states as well as representatives from EPA Headquarters and Regional offices participated. Day 1 Dana Thomas – Introduction to… Read More »
EPA – in partnership with USDA – is encouraging increased engagement and a reinvigoration of state, tribal and federal efforts to reduce excess nutrients in waterways, with a focus on market-based and other collaborative pollutant reduction approaches. The Agencies are committed to working with federal agencies, states, tribes and stakeholders such as agricultural producers, wastewater and drinking water service providers, and conservation organizations, to develop solutions tailored to the needs of specific communities and watersheds.
The workshop focused on the relationship between permitting for nutrients and TMDLs. Representatives from 27 states attended along with representatives from EPA Headquarters and 5 Regions. Topics included breaking down barriers between TMDL and permitting programs, CAFOs and MS4s, reassessing and reevaluating TMDLs, politics and public perceptions of TMDLs and permits, small systems, variances and… Read More »
Second completed draft version of the Nutrient Reduction Progress Tracker.
Summary of five state tests on the first completed draft version of the Nutrient Reduction Progress Tracker.
Draft Agenda for Mid-Year 2017 Meeting.
ACWA and EPA’s Nutrients Working Group (“NWG”) began work in 2014 to identify a set of measures that demonstrated progress toward nutrient reduction in the nation’s waters. After surveying the ACWA membership and paring down metrics, in 2017, the NWG worked on a core group of items to track in a regularly scheduled survey. This is… Read More »
ACWA letter to EPA regarding use of CWA Section 308 authority to collect information.