Frequent Questions

What does Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Proposed Rule implementation plan entail?

Phase 1 is to be implemented within one year of the rule’s promulgation.   Six months after the effective date, basic facility information and permit information will be provided to EPA HQ by states and EPA regions.  One year after the effective date of the rule, EPA and states will electronically receive: DMR information from facilities and information from facilities seeking coverage under or operating under Federally-issued general permits.

Phase 2 is to be implemented within the second year of the rules promulgation.  In phase 2, EPA and the states would electronically receive information for facilities seeking coverage under or operating under state-issued general permits and program reports from all facilities.

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