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NPDES Permitting Approach for Discharges of Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Published: December 29, 2004

In accordance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the goals of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, this paper describes an approach that the US Environmental Protection Agency Regions II and III (EPA) and Chesapeake Bay partner jurisdictions will take to develop and issue appropriate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for significant point source discharges of nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. EPA�s Bay partner jurisdictions consist of the States of New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), Maryland (MD), Delaware (DE), Virginia (VA) and West Virginia (WV), and the District of Columbia (DC).

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