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EPA’s Water Quality Trading Policy: Promoting Market-Based Mechanisms for Improving Water Quality

Final presentation slides from EPA’s March 5, 2019 webinar on the memo: Updating EPA’s Water Quality Trading Policy to Promote Market-Based Mechanisms for Improving Water Quality. This memo seeks to modernize the agency’s water quality trading policies to leverage emerging technologies and facilitate broader adoption of market-based programs.

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