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Legislation originally enacted in 1972, and amended several times since then, that establishes comprehensive national policies for water quality management.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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An answer may be the passage of House Enrolled Act 1329 in the 2002 regular session of the General Assembly, amending an existing law to jumpstart the permitting process under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
EPA's position is that surface water is adequately protected by existing rules and the upcoming general permit requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program.
The warnings are a requirement of the 1996 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit and are aimed at reducing the amount of pollution entering waterways, rivers and oceans.
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System was set up and authorized to establish and enforce effluent limitations on wastewater discharge.
These initiatives will force indirect dischargers to (1) review their processes to determine whether certain substances can be eliminated or replaced and/or (2) determine whether the installation of equipment to pretreat the effluent stream before it enters the sewer main is a viable economic alternative to disconnecting from the sewer and obtaining their own National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.
LSWWTF must be upgraded in the next 5 to 6 years to meet the current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements and to begin replacing aging equipment and structures.
The misconduct alleged in the indictment includes, but is not limited to, failure to properly maintain the containment area surrounding the tanks at Freedom's Elk River facility, and to make necessary repairs to ensure the containment area would contain a chemical spill; failure to properly inspect a tank containing the chemical MCHM; failure to develop and implement a spill prevention, control and countermeasures plan; and failure to develop and implement a stormwater pollution prevention plan and groundwater protection plan, both requirements of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit.
Federal permits are limited to a general construction permit for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
The requirement for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits was mandated Jan.
S Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, usually administered by the state in which the project is located.
For a rough idea of what the new permit system may entail, one can look to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, which allow industries such as gravel mining or government agencies such as sewer providers or stormwater managers to release pollutants into waterways with the stipulation that they don't cause undue harm.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the CSO Control Policy, the national framework for control of CSOs, through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program.

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