Monday, December 13, 2010

Comments On Vessel General Permit Requested

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled a session to request input on suggested improvements for the next Vessel General Permit (VGP). The VGP is a General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that regulates discharges incidental to the normal operation of certain vessels. EPA is seeking public comment on requirements currently contained in the 2008 VGP, which expires in 2013, and any changes or additions recommended for the next permit.

The listening session will be held on December 15, 2010 at EPA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. EPA will accept written comments and relevant information for developing the next permit until December 31, 2010.

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