The Virginia Nutrient Credit Exchange Association is a voluntary association of owners of 73 regulated municipal wastewater treatment plants and industrial facilities discharging nitrogen and phosphorus within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The purpose of The Exchange is to coordinate and facilitate nutrient credit trading among its members with the goal of improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed efficiently and cost-effectively. The Exchange and Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Credit Exchange Program have been highly praised by various state and federal officials and others
Virginia’s nutrient management program includes several components that focus on reduction and control of nutrients from agriculture, landscape and other nonpoint sources. The program offers incentives such as tax credits for the purchase of farm nutrient application equipment and a poultry litter transportation credit of $15 per ton of litter. The program also includes nutrient management and certification training program for private and public sector managers.
Established in Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 30, Chapter 4, Section 2071 et seq. (Louisiana Water Control Law). Declares waters of the state of Louisiana are among the state's most important natural resources and their continued protection and safeguard is of vital concern to the citizens of this state. To insure the proper protection and maintenance of the state's waters, authorizes adoption of a system to control and regulate the discharge of waste materials, pollutants, and other substances into the waters of the state.
Established in LA Title 33:IX.Subpart 1. Chapter 15. Establishes the procedures for issuance of certifications for applicants for federal permits.