Banker & Tradesman Publishes “MassDEP Should Run The NPDES Program”
Banker & Tradesman published an article by Bob Cox on February 29 reviewing advantages and potential cost of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s taking responsibility for the wastewater discharge permitting process from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. MassDEP, due to its focus on environmental issues specific to the state, will administer a more efficient permitting process than the nationally-oriented EPA. Though the new MassDEP initiative would add to the Department’s operating cost, the state recently estimated the additional annual tax burden to be approximately $2 per household.
Read “MassDEP Should Run The NPDES Program” here.