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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF25 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Applications and Program Updates Rule 

In 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final rule on a subset of provisions in its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations that the EPA proposed to update in 2016. The final rule updates the NPDES regulations to be more clear and effective, promotes submission of complete permit applications, and allows more timely development of NPDES permits.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122    40 CFR 123    40 CFR 124    40 CFR 125   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., Clean Water Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/18/2016  81 FR 31343   
Final Rule  02/12/2019  84 FR 3324   
Final Rule Effective  06/12/2019 
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 
Related RINs: Related to 2040-AF85 
Agency Contact:
Francis Sylvester
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1279

Janita Aguirre
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Mail Code 4305T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1149
Fax:202 566-0409