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Deadlines

Request submissions are logged in and processed in the order they are received. See the Credit Trading Process page for more details on the request submission process.

To ensure processing can be completed in time for credits to be sold and applied to permit limits no later than the November 28th Chesapeake Bay annual DMR submission deadline, submit complete requests for compliance year 2019 (10/1/18—9/30/19) electronically to the Nutrient Credit Trading Program email (RA-EPPANutrientTrad@pa.gov) by the following dates:

  • Certification Requests: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Verification Requests: Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Registration Requests: Monday, November 18, 2019
Requests for Compliance Year 2019 will be accepted and processed until the end of the truing period, November 28, 2019.
Request Forms

NOTE: Effective March 1, 2018, only the updated forms below will be accepted for certification, verification, and registration request submissions.

Certification Form

  • Point sources are covered by a mass certification and do not need to submit a certification request.
  • Nutrient Credit Nonpoint Source Certification Request (instructions (PDF)
    (3800-FM-BCW0503)
    A complete certification request submission for nonpoint sources must include this certification request form and supporting documentation, including a verification plan (see the form for details). The Nutrient Trading GIS App may be used to identify surface waters and their basin, Ch. 93 water quality uses, and impairments (requirement information on the request form).

Verification Forms

Registration Form

  • Nutrient Credit Registration Request (instructions (PDF)
    (3800-FM-BCW0504)
    A complete registration request submission must include this registration request form and a copy of the agreement between the buyer and seller of credits. The Nutrient Trading GIS App may be used to identify surface waters and their basin, Ch. 93 water quality uses, and impairments (requirement information on the request form).

Please review the instructions for each form to ensure all necessary information is correctly provided in each submission.

Calculation Spreadsheets

Wastewater Treatment Plants that are buying and/or selling credits must use the current version of theAnnual Chesapeake Bay Spreadsheet V2.1 (Excel) (Annual Nutrient Monitoring) above.

Other Resources
Contact Us

For further information, contact:

Nutrient Trading
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Clean Water – Division of Operations
RCSOB, P.O. Box 8774
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 787-6744
RA-EPPANutrientTrad@pa.gov

The information outlined on this website is intended to supplement existing requirements. Nothing on this site shall affect regulatory requirements. The information herein is not an adjudication or a regulation. There is no intent on the part of DEP to give the information on this website that weight or deference. This information establishes the framework, within which DEP will exercise its administrative discretion in the future. DEP reserves the discretion to deviate from this statement if circumstances warrant.