United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Oct 20, 2020
There is established within the Office of the Administrator an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to be headed by a Municipal Ombudsman.
The duties of the Municipal Ombudsman shall include the provision of—
technical assistance to municipalities seeking to comply with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act [33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.]; and
information to the Administrator to help the Administrator ensure that agency policies are implemented by all offices of the Environmental Protection Agency, including regional offices.
The Municipal Ombudsman shall work with appropriate offices at the headquarters and regional offices of the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that a municipality seeking assistance is provided information regarding—
available Federal financial assistance for which the municipality is eligible;
flexibility available under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act; and
the opportunity to develop an integrated plan under section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act [33 U.S.C. 1342(s)].
The Municipal Ombudsman shall publish on the website of the Environmental Protection Agency—
general information relating to—
the technical assistance referred to in subsection (b)(1);
the financial assistance referred to in subsection (c)(1);
the flexibility referred to in subsection (c)(2); and
any resources developed by the Administrator related to integrated plans under section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act [33 U.S.C. 1342(s)]; and
a copy of each permit, order, or judicial consent decree that implements or incorporates such an integrated plan.
cite as: 42 USC 4370j