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Legislation originally enacted in 1972, and amended several times since then, that establishes comprehensive national policies for water quality management.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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Thanks to tough antipollution laws like the Clean Water Act of 1972, many factories stopped treating rivers and lakes like garbage dumps.
The corps will present the Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the proposed project and will seek additional information and other evidence to consider in evaluating the Clean Water Act of 1972 permit application for the project.
The federal government has set a strict timetable for reaching compliance with the Clean Water Act of 1972.
The second scene occurred soon after passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972, at the end of a glorious canoe trip on a relatively unspoiled Connecticut section of the Housatonic River.
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.
It also discusses the Clean Water Act of 1972 and its effects on small communities.
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.