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EPA Update: Beaufort and Chukchi exploration NPDES general permits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is continuing our work to
re-issue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
general permits for wastewater discharges from petroleum exploration
activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. We are providing the
attached information as a status update on the development of the new
general permits. Also attached is our final revised information sheet
comparing U.S. and Norway wastewater discharge regulations for petroleum

Information Sheet: Beaufort and Chukchi exploration NPDES general
permits, Winter-Spring 2011

Information Sheet: Regulating Petroleum Industry Wastewater Discharges
in the U.S. and Norway, January 2011

Please direct any questions and concerns to:

Hanh Shaw
Project Manager
NPDES Permits Unit, OWW-130
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 553-0171

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