Welcome to the Uniform National
Discharge Standards (UNDS) Program
The Department of Defense (with Navy as lead), the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), are leading
an effort to develop national standards for controlling discharges
from Armed Forces vessels.
UNDS will enhance the protection of our
harbors and coastal areas by standardizing discharge control practices
on vessels of the Armed
This web site provides an overview of the program
requirements, technical approaches, and outreach efforts. If you
have feedback on the site or questions related to the program, please
let us know!