EPA's Proposed Vessel General Permits: Background and Issues

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In November 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed two Clean Water Act permits to regulate certain types of discharges from vessels into U.S. waters. This report is an overview of the proposed permits and two key issues: inclusion of numeric performance standards to limit ballast water discharges from vessels, and controversies about the role of states in regulating vessel discharges.

Creator(s): Copeland, Claudia
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 18, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Copeland, Claudia

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 18, 2012
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In November 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed two Clean Water Act permits to regulate certain types of discharges from vessels into U.S. waters. This report is an overview of the proposed permits and two key issues: inclusion of numeric performance standards to limit ballast water discharges from vessels, and controversies about the role of states in regulating vessel discharges.

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20 pages.

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