Clean Water Act


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Clean Water Act

Legislation originally enacted in 1972, and amended several times since then, that establishes comprehensive national policies for water quality management. The laws are enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov).

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that regulating atmospheric pollutants under the Clean Water Act would
Statutory language in the Clean Water Act references "navigable waters," which is defined as "waters of the United States, including the territorial seas.
But it's the Clean Water Act, not the Arid Desert Act.
Despite falling federal aid, communities still--as mandated by the CSO Control Policy--must establish and find a way to implement long-term control plans that will provide for full compliance with the Clean Water Act, including significant reduction of CSOs.
That same month, federal prosecutors charged Ellen with six counts of violating Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Environmental Law is pleased to present this selection of articles prepared for the Clean Water Act conference.
According to the EPA, accomplishments of the Clean Water Act include significant growth in wastewater-treatment facilities; the reduction of 700 billion lbs.
It is the mission of the Campaign to Safeguard America's Waters (C-SAW) to close the major loophole in the point-source protection plan of the Clean Water Act -- mixing zones.
House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the Clean Water Act, but with provisions that make it easier for landowners and developers to obtain permits to dredge and fill wetlands.
Along with the drinking-water bill, four major environmental bills--the Marine Mammals Protection Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (a.
Work at Leadville progressed smoothly as a public-works project under Clean Water Act guidelines.
Major federal statutes include the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as well as the Toxic Substances Control Act.