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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF67 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Public Notice Requirements for Combined Sewer Overflow Discharges to the Great Lakes 
Abstract: Section 425 of the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act requires EPA to work with the Great Lakes states to create public notice requirements for combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges to the Great Lakes. The Act requires EPA to create notice requirements that address the method, contents and public availability of the notice. The Notice requirements include initial notification of CSO events, follow-up notice, and annual reporting. At a minimum, the contents of the notice are to include the dates and times of the applicable discharge; the volume of the discharge; and a description of any public access areas impacted by the discharge. The minimum content requirements are to be consistent for all affected states. EPA is working with the Great Lakes states to identify and evaluate options for implementing Section 425 of the Appropriations Act. EPA has also met with various stakeholder groups that represent municipalities, industry practitioners, and environmental organizations to hear each of their perspectives.EPA is holding a public listening session on September 14, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois to obtain information from the public to further inform this effort. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1342(l) and 1362(24)    33 U.S.C. 1361(a)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date

Overall Description of Deadline: Section 425 of the 2016 Consolidated

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
Final Rule  12/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lisa Biddle
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4303T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0350
Fax:202 566-1053

Kevin Weiss
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0742
Fax:202 564-0717