New handbook helps activists dig in on pollution
control permits Get your free copy today!
From Clean Water Network
Prairie Rivers Network, Clean Water Network, and River
Network teamed up to create 'Permitting an End to Pollution:
How to scrutinize and strengthen water pollution permits
in your watershed'. This handbook guides activists through
the process of reviewing and commenting on proposed permits
with a focus on critical thinking and action.
Permitting an End to Pollution is based heavily on an
Illinois-specific guide created by Rob Moore of Prairie
Rivers Network. Rob created the guide to help his organization
engage citizens in substantive review of NPDES permits.
Our goal with this national version is to create a guide
that will do the same thing for water activist groups
across the country – helping create an army of citizens
poised to demand better permits and cleaner water! This
handbook is part of our TMDL Development and Implementation
Toolkit. New, reduced pollution loads must be incorporated
into polluter’s permits correctly and quickly if cleanup
is to succeed. Handbook Table of Contents Chapter one:
Getting involved with water pollution permitting Chapter
two: Analyzing NPDES permits Chapter three: Participating
in the permitting process Chapter four: Permits, the Clean
Water Act, and how it all fits together Appendices: glossary,
state NPDES contacts, and NPDES permit resources A PDF
version of the handbook is available to download on line
The online version also includes attachments (on issues
like how to use EPA’s Permit Compliance System, how to
submit at Freedom of Information Act request, and more)
not found in the hard copy handbook. PLEASE NOTE: The
chapter files are large and make take a long time to download.
If this is a problem, request a free hard copy. Free hard
copies are available for Network members by contacting
Merritt Frey at email@example.com
or 208-345-7776. Please share your name and address as
well as the number of copies you’re requesting.