National Study of Nutrient Removal: Comments Requested

EPA is initiating a national study focused on nutrient removal at municipal wastewater treatment plants, also called publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR) for a mandatory survey, ‘‘Proposed Information Collection Request for the National Study of Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies: Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) Screener Questionnaire’’ (EPA ICR No. 2553.01, OMB Control No. 2040–NEW). Before submitting the ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Comments must be submitted on or before November 18, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OW–2016–0404 online using, by email to, Attention Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–OW–2016–0404, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.

View the background and draft questionnaire here.

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