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Fact Sheet: Amendments to the Storm Water Regulations for Discharges Associated with Oil and Gas Field Activities or Operations

EPA Number: 833F05004
Date of Publication:December, 2005
Audienceconcerned citizens, Regulated Community, Scientific Community, State and local government

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To conform with the recently-enacted provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, EPA is proposing a rule to clarify and amend Clean Water Act storm water regulations so that certain types of oil and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations or transmission facilities, including associated construction activities, are not required to obtain NPDES permit coverage for storm water discharges except in very limited instances. More...

Storm Water Runoff
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Water Pollution Control
Water Quality Standards
Clean Water Act
Oil pollution
Oil fields
Gas fields

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