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Trading Programs at State Level

Trading Programs at the Watershed Scale

State Trading Programs

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

  • Lower Delaware River Basin:

    • 2006 Report: "Water Quality Trading in the Lower Delaware River Basin: A Resource for Practitioners."
  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources:

  • Inland Bays Watershed:

  • Indian River and Bay, Rehoboth Bay, Little Assawoman Bay Watersheds:
    • 7403 Regulations Governing the Pollution Control Strategy.

Florida

  • Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs): Webpage (contains links to specific BMAPs).

  • Water Quality Credit Trading:

  • Lake Okeechobee Watershed:

  • Lower St. Johns River Basin:

  • Case Studies:
    • 2009:Just Add Water: Initiating a Watershed Restoration Dialogue with Upper Kissammee Basin Agricultural Landowners.” (2009). Ocean Research and Conservation Society.

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

  • Indiana's State Nutrient Reduction Strategy: A Framework to Reduce Nutrients entering Indiana's Waters. (October 2015). Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Indiana Department of Enviromental Management.
  • Wabash River Watershed:

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Kentucky River Watershed:

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

  • Case Studies:
    • 1999: Effluent Trading: A policy review for Texas. Center for Public Leadership Studies.

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington D.C. (District of Columbia)

  • Washington D.C. Stormwater Retention Credit Trading Program Website.

  • 2013: Notice of Final Rule Making: Stormwater Management, and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. District Department of the Environment (DDOE).
  • Stormwater Management Guidebook. (2013). Prepared by: Center for Watershed Protection, for: District Department of the Environment, Watershed Protection Division.

  • Chesapeake Stormwater Network:

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Upper Green River Basin Ecosystem Services:

Interstate Trading Programs:

Chesapeake Bay Program

  • Program Description.
  • Ecosystem Services and Environmental Markets in Chesapeake Bay Restoration.

  • 2016: Technical Memoranda: Trading and Offsets in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed TMDL.

  • 2001: Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines. (2001). Chesapeake Bay Program.

  • Reports:

  • Combined 2014 Action Plan & 2013 Progress Report:

    • "Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed."
  • State Pages & WIP's:

    • Delaware:
      • 2012 WIP: "Phase II Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]."
      • 2010 WIP: "Phase I Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]."
    • District of Columbia:
      • 2010 WIP: "Chesapeake Bay TMDL Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]."
    • Maryland:
      • 2012 WIP: "Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP] for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed."
      • 2010 WIP: "Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP] for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL."
      • 2009 Report: "Costs and Cost Efficiencies for Some Nutrient Reduction Practices in Maryland."
    • New York:
      • 2010 WIP: "Final Phase I Nutrient and Sediment Water Quality Improvement and Protection Plan."
    • Pennsylvania:
      • A Nutrient Trading DEP Webpage.
      • 2012 WIP: "Pennsylvania Chesapeake Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]: Phase 2."
      • 2010 WIP: "Pennsylvania Chesapeake Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]."
    • Virginia:
      • VA Watershed Permit Webpage.
      • 2012 WIP: "Chesapeake Bay TMDL Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]."
      • 2010 WIP: "Chesapeake Bay TMDL Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]."
    • West Virginia:
      • WV Trading Program Webpage.
      • 2012 WIP: "Chesapeake Bay TMDL Final Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan [WIP]."
  • Additional Reports & Studies:

    • 2012: Report: "Nutrient Credit Trading for the Chesapeake Bay: An Economic Study."
    • 2012: Report: "Accounting for Transaction Costs in Point/Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Programs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed."
    • 2010: Executive Order: "Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed."
    • 2010: Newsletter: "Bay Bank - The Chesapeake's Conservation Marketplace" (The Pinchot Letter, Vol.15, No.1).
    • 2010: Working Paper: "How Baywide Nutrient Trading Could Benefit Virginia Farms" (WRI).
    • 2010: Working Paper: "How Nutrient Trading Could Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay" (WRI).
    • 2009: Study: "Evaluation Framework for the Water Quality Trading Programs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed."
    • 2009: Testimony: "Testimony of J. Charles Fox, Senior Advisor to Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives."
    • 2009: Testimony: "Statement by Ann Mills, Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, US Department of Agriculture, Before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, Committee on Agriculture, US House of Representatives."
    • 2009: Bill: "Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2009."
    • 2007: Analysis: "Bay Bank Baseline Analysis: Regulatory Drivers of Ecosystems Markets in the Chesapeake Bay" Conducted by Environmental Law Institute for the Pinchot Institute for Conservation.
    • 2005: Article "Nutrient Credit Trading: The New Bay Cleanup Tool."
  • Workshop Proceedings:

Ohio River Basin

  • Trading Pilot Project Main Page.
  • 2013: Report: "Ecosystem Flow Recommendations for the Upper Ohio River Basin in Western Pennsylvania" (The Nature Conservancy).
  • 2011: Project Notice: Pilot Trades for Compliance with Nutrient Criteria and Greenhouse Gas Targets.
  • 2008: Article: "Missing Protection: Polluting the Mississippi River Basin's Small Streams and Wetlands."