EPA gives state control over water quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has handed control of water-quality permitting to the state of Alaska.The state will take over the issuing and enforcing permits for wastewater, logging and seafood processing operations this year. State control of pollution from mining, oil and gas, stormwater
runoff, and other sources will be phased in over the next three years.

John Ryan, KTOO – Juneau

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