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Puget Sound Nutrient Credit Trading Recommendations for Program Implementation

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
23-10-007June 2023June 2023
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Author(s) Dept. of Ecology, Water Quality Program
Description This report summarizes Ecology’s recommendations for designing and implementing a nutrient credit trading program in Puget Sound for facilities covered under the Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit to achieve faster and more efficient nutrient reductions. The recommendations in the report are structured by program structure, statutory, tribal consultation and engagement, stakeholder engagement, and funding recommendations. Ecology drafted and submitted to the Washington State Legislature in 2023 under requirements of a budget proviso in 2022.
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Keywords Salish Sea, wastewater treatment plant, NPDES permit, water quality, Puget Sound

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