Monday, January 28, 2013

Revision To Missouri NPDES Compliance Schedule Requirements

EPA Region 7 has approved Missouri's change to state water quality standards rules to provide greater flexibility in Missouri's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted rule changes to EPA on Dec. 11, 2012, for review and approval. State regulations previously allowed no more than three years for a permittee to come into compliance with its NPDES permit. Due to the limits of current technology for controlling some pollutants, full compliance is not always possible within a three-year period. Therefore Missouri proposed new regulations that allow for a longer compliance period, in accordance with federal regulations.

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