Water Pollutant Trading Program: Seeds of a New Water-Quality Regime

May 18, 2006
Marc E. Gold and Michael C. Nines
The Legal Intelligencer

On Oct. 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) issued the Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Credit Trading Interim Final Policy and Guidelines that were formulated to help PADEP reach short term goals related to its Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy and long-term goals of addressing the impairment of existing waterways; producing positive water quality effects locally and downstream; and enhancing aquatic habitats and protecting natural resources.

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