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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

DEC takes lead on water pollution rules

EPA formally OKs four-phase authority transfer to state to administer wastewater discharge permitting under Clean Water Act


Last updated 11/22/2009 at Noon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally approved Alaska's application Oct. 31 to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program. The approved state program is called the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) Program, and the transfer of full program responsibilities is a four-phase process that will be completed Oct. 31, 2011.

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