Frequent Questions

When will the Final Rule take effect?

The effective date will be 60 days after the promulgation of the Final Rule.

Authorized NPDES programs will have up to one year after the effective date to make any necessary regulatory and policy changes to their programs.  Authorized NPDES programs may take two years to make any necessary changes to their state statutes affected by the proposed rule.

The NPDES Noncompliance Report system (NNCR) will be implemented three years after the effective date, to replace the current Quarterly Noncompliance Report (QNCR), Annual Noncompliance Report (ANCR), and semi-annual reports. 

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