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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Pre-Publication Version of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Criminal Negligence Standard for State Clean Water Act 402 and 404 Programs

The EPA Administrator signed the following notice of proposed rulemaking on December 1, 2020, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). While the agency has taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this Internet version of the rule, it is not the official version of the rule for purposes of compliance.

Please refer to the official version in a forthcoming FR publication, which will appear on the Government Printing Office's govinfo website ( It will also appear on ( in Docket No. EPA–HQ–OW–2020–0517. Once the official version of this document is published in the FR, this version will be removed from the Internet.

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