Frequent Questions

Who will be granted a temporary waiver from the proposed rule?

Under the proposed rule NPDES permitted facilities physically located in a county or zip code where there is limited broadband access will be granted a temporary waiver, which will be reviewed annually.  NPDES permitted facilities for which electronic reporting would pose an unreasonable burden or expense may be granted a temporary waiver.  This temporary waiver may be granted for up to one year at a time. EPA also solicits comment on whether EPA should also grant waivers to NPDES regulated entities with religious objections to using modern innovations such as electricity and computers.


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