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EPA Rules for Nutrient Limits in the NE Region - 4 Live Zoom Sessions
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/10/2020 to 12/1/2020
When: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1/2020 - Tuesdays
9:00 am
Where: Virtual Session
PO Box 263
Richmond, Maine  04357
United States
Contact: Kathleen Brill

Online registration is available until: 12/1/2020
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EPA Rules for Nutrient Limits in the NE Region

Session Description:
By attending this class you will come away with an understanding of how EPA Region 1 and NH established water quality limits for nutrients in Great Bay of NH, what is included in the Draft Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit and the impacts to those municipalities with point source discharges within the Great Bay Watershed.

An overview of the impairment to water quality in the Great Bay will be presented with the nutrient criteria established to allow for recovery.  An overview of the Federal and New England State nutrient regulations will be provided. Comparisons of nutrient criteria between New England states will be presented. 

Finally, several community comments to the Draft Permit will be summarized outlining the impacts to the communities regarding implementation of the Draft Permit. A general outline of the presentation is as follows:

  • Overview of Water Quality Nutrient Criteria
  • Federal and New England State Water Quality Regulations regarding Nutrients
  • The Issue: Great Bay of New Hampshire Impairments
  • EPA and NH Approach
  • Draft Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit Details
  • Impacts to Communities


  • November 10, 9:00 am, 1.5 training contact hours (Class #92108) or
  • November 17, 9:00 am, 1.5 training contact hours (Class #92109) or
  • November 24, 9:00 am, 1.5 training contact hours (Class #92110) or
  • December 1, 9:00 am, 1.5 training contact hours (Class #92111)


Location: This will be a live 1.5-hour virtual class.


Fee: $45 for members    ----    $60 for non-members


Note: Zoom connection information will be sent to each registrant 2-3 days prior to each session. Connection options:

  • Call dial-in number provided in Zoom email invitation
  • Connect with your computer by clicking on link in Zoom email invitation
  • If your computer does not have a microphone, you’ll need to both call in to listen and be heard and connect with your computer to view the PowerPoint presentation.
  • If possible, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be attached to the Zoom email invitation.

State Agency Approval
Maine DEP: 1.5 TCHs for Wastewater Operators (MRWA201201)


Instructor: Steve Clifton is a licensed Sanitary and Civil Engineer in Maine and New Hampshire and has over 30 years of experience in water and wastewater engineering. He is currently working with the Kennebunk Sewer District, Wells Sewer District and Scarborough Sewer District on plant upgrades or process optimization.

He enjoys working with other engineers and operators to address environmental issues that affect all of us. Recently he has been able to focus on plant operations and operator training. He enjoys comparing the real word of plant operations for nutrient removal with the BioWin whole plant simulator that is used to predict effluent quality.

Steve is Vice President of Underwood Engineers, a full-service environment engineering firm with offices in Portsmouth and Concord, New Hampshire. He is a member of the NHWPCA, the former NHWPCA Treasurer and currently a member of the Newsletter Committee. Steve currently serves as the NEWEA NH State Representative with a term of three years ending in 2021.


For more information call 207-737-4092 or email

MRWA is a fully approved Maine Department of Environmental Protection
and Maine BLWSO training provider.