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Specific State Program Status

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Click here to view state-specific comments.

Click here to view the general state program status table.

State
Approved State NPDES Permit Program
Approved to Regulate Federal Facilities
Approved State Pretreatment Program
Approved General Permits Program
Approved Biosolids (Sludge) Program
Alabama 10/19/79 10/19/79 10/19/79 06/26/91  
Alaska* 10/31/08 10/31/08 10/31/08 10/31/08  
American Samoa          
Arizona 12/05/02 12/05/02 12/05/02 12/05/02 04/01/04
Arkansas 11/01/86 11/01/86 11/01/86 11/01/86  
California 05/14/73 05/05/78 09/22/89 09/22/89  
Colorado 03/27/75     03/04/82  
Connecticut 09/26/73 01/09/89 06/03/81 03/10/92  
Delaware 04/01/74     10/23/92  
District of Columbia          
Florida 05/01/95 05/01/00 05/01/95 05/01/95  
Georgia 06/28/74 12/08/80 03/12/81 01/28/91  
Guam          
Hawaii 11/28/74 06/01/79 08/12/83 09/30/91  
Idaho          
Illinois 10/23/77 09/20/79   01/04/84  
Indiana 01/01/75 12/09/78   04/02/91  
Iowa 08/10/78 08/10/78 06/03/81 08/12/92  
Johnston Atoll          
Kansas 06/28/74 08/28/85   11/24/93  
Kentucky 09/30/83 09/30/83 09/30/83 09/30/83  
Louisiana 08/27/96 08/27/96 08/27/96 08/27/96  
Maine 01/12/01 01/12/01 01/12/01 01/12/01  
Maryland 09/05/74 11/10/87 09/30/85 09/30/91  
Massachusetts          
Michigan 10/17/73 12/09/78 06/07/83 11/29/93 09/28/06
Midway Island          
Minnesota 06/30/74 12/09/78 07/16/79 12/15/87  
Mississippi 05/01/74 01/28/83 05/13/82 09/27/91  
Missouri 10/30/74 06/26/79 06/03/81 12/12/85  
Montana 06/10/74 06/23/81   04/29/83  
Nebraska 06/12/74 11/02/79 09/07/84 07/20/89  
Nevada 09/19/75 08/31/78   07/27/92  
New Hampshire          
New Jersey 04/13/82 04/13/82 04/13/82 04/13/82  
New Mexico          
New York 10/28/75 06/13/80   10/15/92  
North Carolina 10/19/75 09/28/84 06/14/82 09/06/91  
North Dakota 06/13/75 01/22/90 09/16/05 01/22/90  
Northern Mariana Islands          
Ohio 03/11/74 01/28/83 07/27/83 08/17/92 03/16/05
Oklahoma** 11/19/96 11/19/96 11/19/96 09/11/97 11/19/96
Oregon 09/26/73 03/02/79 03/12/81 02/23/82  
Pennsylvania 06/30/78 06/30/78   08/02/91  
Puerto Rico          
Rhode Island 09/17/84 09/17/84 09/17/84 09/17/84  
South Carolina 06/10/75 09/26/80 04/09/82 09/03/92  
South Dakota 12/30/93 12/30/93 12/30/93 12/30/93 10/22/01
Tennessee 12/28/77 09/30/86 08/10/83 04/18/91  
Texas*** 09/14/98 09/14/98 09/14/98 09/14/98 09/14/98
Utah 07/07/87 07/07/87 07/07/87 07/07/87 06/14/96
Vermont 03/11/74   03/16/82 08/26/93  
Virgin Islands 06/30/76 12/26/07   12/26/07  
Virginia 03/31/75 02/09/82 04/14/89 04/20/91  
Wake Island          
Washington 11/14/73   09/30/86 09/26/89  
West Virginia 05/10/82 05/10/82 05/10/82 05/10/82  
Wisconsin 02/04/74 11/26/79 12/24/80 12/19/86 07/28/00
Wyoming 01/30/75 05/18/81   09/24/91  

 

State Specific Comments:

Alaska* The Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation (DEC) began a phased 3 year program to assume the NPDES permitting authority on 10/31/2008. As of 9/30/12, DEC is responsible for all facilities in Alaska except for the following: outer continental shelf facilities, 301(h) facilities (~11), tribal facilities (~4), 1 federal facility, and oil and gas facilities. On Oct 31, 2012, DEC will assume authority for oil and gas facilities.
Oklahoma** Partial Program.  It has not been authorized to issue permits for activities associated with oil and gas exploration, drilling, operations, and pipelines, and for CAFOs and certain other discharges from agriculture. EPA is the permitting authority for those facilities since it is not in Oklahoma DEQ's jurisdiction.  All parts of the program within jurisdiction of Oklahoma DEQ are authorized.
Texas*** Partial Program. It has not been authorized to issue permits for activities associated with the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas or geothermal resources, including transportation of crude oil or natural gas by pipeline.  EPA is the permitting authority for those facilities since it is not in Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's jurisdiction.  All parts of the program within jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are authorized.

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