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Legislation originally enacted in 1972, and amended several times since then, that establishes comprehensive national policies for water quality management.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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Congress enacted the federal Water Pollution Control Act, known as the Clean Water Act, in 1972.
With public attention focused on issues such as hazardous waste, offshore oil exploration, and the cleanliness of deepwater ports, governmental agencies developed and passed additional statutes, including the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in 1972, also known as the Clean Water Act (CWA), amended in 1977.
Boaters are routinely checked for violations by the USCG which checks to ensure that they have aboard a "reasonable amount of garbage." In the realm of other forms of waste, the federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 requires all boats to be equipped with Coast Guardapproved holding tanks or treatment systems.
1251-1387) Year Act 1948 Federal Water Pollution Control Act 1956 Water Pollution Control Act of 1956 1961 Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments 1965 Water Quality Act of 1965 1966 Clean Water Restoration Act 1970 Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments 1977 Clean Water Act of 1977 1981 Municipal Wastewater Treatment Construction Grants Amendments 1987 Water Quality Act of 1987 Year Public Law Number 1948 P.L.
Congress responded to the water pollution problem described by Professor Hines by adopting the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, now known as the Clean Water Act ("CWA").
In 1965, the federal Water Pollution Control Act passed and Massachusetts was the first state to pass similar legislation, with the Clean Water Protection Act in 1966.
961, a major rewrite of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, last amended in 1987.
Legislation to reauthorize the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, better known as the Clean Water Act, has been held up in the Public Works Committee for months.
When the Clean Water Act (officially called the Federal Water Pollution Control Act) was passed in 1972, the mandate was broad: "to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation's waters." But the immediate task was to stop municipalities and industries from dumping untreated or poorly treated wastes into public waters.
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.

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