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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF17 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Regulations for New Dischargers and the Appropriate Use of Offsets With regard to Water Quality Permitting 
Abstract: This rulemaking will consider how to clarify EPA's approach to permitting new dischargers in order to ensure the protection of water quality under Clean Water Act section 301(b)(C). The rulemaking may examine options to address the appropriate and permissible use of offsets which ensures that NPDES permits are protective of water quality standards. The rulemaking may also examine options for addressing new dischargers in impaired waters, both when a TMDL is in place and prior to TMDL issuance. 
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: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.4(i)   
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1361    33 USC 1311(b)(1)(C)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2011    
Final Action  11/00/2012    
Additional Information: SAN No. 5240
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michelle Schutz
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 603-8708

Francis Sylvester
Environmental Protection Agency
4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1279