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Legislation originally enacted in 1972, and amended several times since then, that establishes comprehensive national policies for water quality management.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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12) The first significant piece of legislation adopted with the principal aim of reducing water pollution was the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948.
Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 - changed later to the Clean Water Act in 1977 - which dictates the discharge of pollutants into the water in the country is likely to boost demand for analytical laboratories.
961, a major rewrite of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, last amended in 1987.
Furthermore, the group of 320 toxic chemicals that presently necessitate TRI reporting will be markedly increased (some estimate by 500) to encompass other chemicals listed under such laws as the Clean Air Act, Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Solid Waste Disposal Act.
Galvanized by the glare of public attention and concern, Congress in 1972 approved amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act that fundamentally changed the way the government regulates water pollution.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing public awareness and concern for controlling water pollution lead to enactment of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972.
Permitted Uses of Funds--Funds provided under this proposal would be required to be spent in the following categories: rehiring workers, restoring services, or expanding programs which, because of the most recent recession, have been laid-off, eliminated, or overburdened, respectively: and carrying out one or more programs of the unit related to education, public safety, health, social services such as emergency food or shelter, activities that are mandated by federal law, including such activities under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or any public works project for which the on-site labor can begin within 90 days after the date of the approval of the project by the unit.
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