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					Interstate Trading in the Potomac Basin:
             Do we dare try?



                          Bob Koroncai
                          March 31, 2006
First suggestion
       Only
       point-to-point
       trading
Potomac Interstate Trading

   State        # of Significant Facilities
West Virginia               25
Pennsylvania                7
 Maryland                   29
  Virginia                  40
    DC                      1
    Total                  102
                                                           Interstate Trading
                                             Treatment Plants in the Potomac Basin
                          400

                          350       Blue Plains is 43% of municipal design capacity in the Potomac Basin
Million Gallons per Day




                          300

                          250

                          200

                          150

                          100

                          50

                           0
                                1
                                    4
                                        7
                                            10
                                                 13
                                                      16
                                                           19
                                                                22
                                                                     25
                                                                          28
                                                                               31
                                                                                    34
                                                                                         37
                                                                                              40
                                                                                                   43
                                                                                                        46
                                                                                                             49
                                                                                                                  52
                                                                                                                       55
                                                                                                                            58
                                                                                                                                 61
                                                                                                                                      64
                                                                                                                                           67
                                                                                                                                                70
                                                                                                                                                     73
                                                                                                                                                          76
                                                                                                                                                               79
                                                                                                                                                                    82
                                                                                                                                                                         85
                                                                                                                                                                              88
                                                                                                                                                                                   91
                                                                                               # of Plants




                                                           Potomac River Basin
Who are trading partners?
                All trades with Blue Plains only




                  All facilities within Potomac
                  can trade with each other
Tracking trades thru NutrientNet
• Web based trading forum
• Developed by World Resources Institute
  – Register credits
  – Document trades

  – Includes custom trading provisions
    • Delivery factors
    • Retirement ratios
    • Custom trading rules
  Interstate Consistency is Key!
Annual load limits   Pounds per year

Compliance period January 1- December31

Reporting cycle      Annual DMR due January 31

Register credits     Facility registers credits by 2/1

Certify credits      States certify credits by 4/1

Trading season       April 1- June 30

				
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