Regional Guidance for Tracking Clean Water Act (CWA) NPDES Inspection-Related Violations and Wet Weather Significant Noncompliance

This memorandum outlines and provides technical guidance for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance's (OECA's) expectation that regional offices should identify and report violations that are determined via any National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) inspection or other compliance monitoring activity, and evaluate those violations based on the existing NPDES core program guidance (i.e., Enforcement Management System or EMS), the Single-Event Violation Data Entry Guides, the CWA NPDES Compliance Monitoring Strategy (CMS), and the Interim Significant Noncompliance (SNC) Policy for CWA Violations Associated with CSOs, SSOs, CAFOs, and Storm Water (Interim Wet Weather SNC Policy).

Issued October 15, 2008

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