Compliance Tips for Small, Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plants
This advisory is directed to owners and operators of small publicly owned wastewater treatment works (POTWs) and small private wastewater treatment plants, both commonly referred to as wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). It is intended to provide small WWTPs with information that will help them comply with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit effluent limits.
COVID-19 Implications for EPA's Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program
EPA is announcing a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy will apply retroactively beginning on 13 March 2020. Authorized states or tribes may take a different approach under their own authorities. The EPA will exercise the enforcement discretion specified in the this memo for noncompliance covered by this temporary policy and resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, if regulated entities take the steps applicable to their situations, as set forth in this policy.
EPA's 2019 National Compliance Initiatives (NCIs)
Check out the 2019 National Compliance Initiatives (NCIs), previously called National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs), for Air, Energy, Hazardous Materials, and Water as well as changes being contemplated for the FY2020–2023 cycle.