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WQT and Offset Programs by State

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Trading Programs at State Level

State Trading Programs

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

-Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Utah

  • Bear River Watershed:
    • (2004) Proposal to Develop WQT: Targeted Watershed Grant to develop trading.
    • Grant Proposal: Proposal: "Nomination of the Tri State Bear River Basin for the US EPA Watershed Initiative Program."
    • Water Quality Trading Model: Water Quality Model used to determine amount of tradable pollutants.
    • Study: Conclusions of Water Quality Trading Study.

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

  • Washington State Water Quality Trading

  • Spokane River Watershed:.

  • Case Studies:
    • (2008) “Water Quality Trading and Advanced Treatment Technology to Meet the Lowest Phosphorus Requirements in the Nation.” Clark, David L., Keil, David P., Murray, Michael R., Neethling, JB, Rawls, N. Bruce, and Moss, David. WEFTEC. Session 11 - 20: 967-988(22). Abstract.
    • (2005) “Water Quality Trading Suitability Analysis - Spokane River Watershed Final Report.” Ross & Associates. (Pdf).

Washington D.C. (District of Columbia)

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

    • (2013) Regulation: Notice of Final Rule Making: Stormwater Management, and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. District Department of the Environment (DDOE).
    • (2013) Stormwater Management Guidebook: Stormwater Management Guidebook. Prepared by: Center for Watershed Protection, for: District Department of the Environment, Watershed Protection Division.
  • Chesapeake Stormwater Network:
    • The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) finalized a new regulatory framework for stormwater management by large development sites in the District of Columbia. The new regulations were published in the DC Register on Friday, July 19, 2013.
    • DC Stormwater Regulations and Federal Facilities Webcast Presentation.
    • Regulations and Guidebook: New Regulations and Guidebook: Overview.
    • Generation and Certification: Generation and Certification of Stormwater Retention Credits.
    • Quantification spreadsheet: Spreadsheet Instructions.
    • Spreadsheet instructions: MS4 Permit.

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Interstate Trading Programs:

Chesapeake Bay Program

  • 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:
    • (2013): "Technical Memorandum: Local Water Quality Protection" Trading and Offsets Work Group Presentation.
    • (2012): 2013 "EPA Chesapeake Bay Trading and Offsets Workplan" DRAFT Workplan.
    • (2012): "Chesapeake Bay Program: Trading and Offsets Workgroup (TOWG) Conference Call" Minutes.
    • (2001): Nutrient Trading Public Workshop - Public Comments Summary.
    • (1998): "Nutrient Trading to maintain Nutrient Cap in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" Workshop Proceedings.