07/11/2008: The U.S. EPA. Region 5 has requested Water Quality Certification for two National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits. One general permit, titled General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Commercial and Large Recreational Vessels, would authorize discharges from or associated with the operation of commercial vessels and large recreational vessels. A second general permit, titled General Permit for Discharges Associated with Recreational Vessel, would authorize discharges from or associated with the operation of smaller recreational vessels. Both general permits were published in the federal register at 73 FR 34296. U.S. EPA has additional information available on their Web site.
10/14/2005: The department will require an environmental notice rather than a deed restriction as a condition for Clean Water Act Section 401 State Water Quality Certification. (See Also: IDEM Nonrule Policy Document Water-006-NPD)