On June 7, 1982, EPA entered into a settlement agreement on Clean Water Act issues with numerous industry petitioners in the consolidated permit regulations litigation (Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) v. EPA and consolidated cases, No. 80-1607 (D.C. Cir. filed June 2, 1980)). This rulemaking proposes to revise certain provisions of the consolidated permit regulations affecting NPDES permits in accordance with that settlement. The proposed changes will have the effect of reducing the regulatory burdens imposed on permittees under the NPDES permitting program administered by EPA or approved States, while still achieving the environmental goals the program is intended to achieve.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Consolidated Permit Regulations; Revision in Accordance with Settlement: Revisions Related to 40 CFR Parts 122, 124, and 125, Federal Register Notice (PDF)(25 pp, 3 MB, November 18, 1982, FR Vol. 47, No. 223)