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Legislation originally enacted in 1972, and amended several times since then, that establishes comprehensive national policies for water quality management.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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The federal government has set a strict timetable for reaching compliance with the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Since the approval of the Clean Water Act of 1972, the United States has made great advances in reducing point source pollution from industrial and municipal wastewater systems.
Since the Clean Water Act of 1972, "wooden pilings that had been in the water for 100 years began to fall down," he says.
But then came the Clean Water Act of 1972, and concerns about what poultry processing leaves behind once the products leave the plant.
Ellen hadn't violated some bureaucratic "manual," but the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Since passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972, considerable progress has been made in reducing water pollution in the nation's streams, lakes, estuaries, wetlands, and coastal waters.
Development of those plans, which will be reviewed every two years, was triggered by a 1993 state law passed as the state's response to the federal Clean Water Act of 1972.
The Clean Water Act of 1972 set a goal of fishable, swimmable waters - by 1983.
The Supreme Court finds that the Clean Water Act of 1972 does not apply to seasonal ponds used by migratory birds.