On Feb. 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 released a draft renewal of the region’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Potable Water Facilities General Permit.

A Potable Water Facilities General Permit authorizes the discharge of a specified amount of pollutants into U.S. waters. Multiple facilities in a given region with similar operations are issued a general permit that sets uniform requirements to cover these facilities. These permits expire after five years and are then reissued through a public process.

A copy of the Draft General Permit, related documents, and an informational webinar are available on the EPA’s website.

Public comments will be accepted for 60 days and must be submitted via email to Chien.Nathan@epa.gov by April 21.

Additional information about the draft permit
List of affected municipalities