EPA & USDA Programs

EPA & USDA Collaborations on WQT

Water Quality Trading Roadmap Tool: The Roadmap is an online resource from USDA & US EPA that provides information on water quality trading in one searchable database.

Aug 1, 2016: “EPA and USDA Pledge Actions to Support America’s Growing Water Quality Trading Markets.” Full Article.

Dec 3, 2013: “USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy.” Full Article.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Regulations & Guidance:

1. EPA Water Quality Trading Webpage

2. EPA Watershed-based NPDES Permitting Webpage:

3. Additional EPA Publications & Links:

Targeted Watershed Grant (TWG) Program

TWG Program Home Page

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Web Resources for Environmental Markets

Guidance Documents

June 2015: Building a Water Quality Trading Program: Options and Considerations, Version 1.0: Point-Nonpoint Trades. A Product of the National Network on Water Quality Trading, with USDA as a technical advisor.

USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Program:

USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Home Page

USDA Farm Bill

Additional USDA Publications & Links