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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF25 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Application and Program Updates Rule 
Abstract: EPA plans to update specific elements of the existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) in order to better harmonize regulations and application forms, improve permit documentation and transparency and provide clarifications to the existing regulations. This effort will deal with any "legacy" application, permitting, monitoring, and reporting requirements that have become obsolete or outdated due to programmatic and technical changes that have occurred over the past 35 years. Specifically, the focus will be on revising the NPDES permit application forms to specifically include all final agency data standards, improve the consistency between the application forms, update the applications to better reflect current program practices, and specifically incorporate new program areas into the forms (e.g. Clean Water Act section 316(b) requirements for cooling water intake structures). This endeavor will also deal with other program elements including permit documentation procedures to improve the quality and transparency of permit development. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2011    
Final Action  07/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-7004
Fax:202 564-9544

David Hair
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-2287
Fax:202 564-9544

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