Clean Water Act


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Clean Water Act

A federal statute enacted in 1972 that has been successful in improving the water quality of lakes and rivers.
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regulations of the Clean Water Act, at least for the debris that fell
The Clean Water Act protects the nation's waterways from industrial and municipal pollution, many sources of which were previously unregulated.
Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers--"shattered the fundamental framework" of the Clean Water Act.
wherever that phrase exists in the Clean Water Act.
We can't say that the Endangered Species Act is an 'uber-statute' that should slow down regulatory decisions under the Clean Water Act even as we recognize that both laws concern issues that are vital to preserving this earth for the next generation," said NAHB president Brian Catalde.
It has become the required standard for wastewater treatment under the Clean Water Act.
When all he could come up with were regulatory interpretations and a copy of the Clean Water Act, the jury voted to acquit.
Some, such as the Clean Water Act, have "bounty hunter provisions" allowing plaintiffs to recover damages and fees without showing they have been damaged.
Narrower bills on issues including fisheries management and pollution from cruise ships are pending in both houses of Congress, and the commissions recommended numerous changes to statutes such as the Clean Water Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
The Clean Water Act mandates that all publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities provide "secondary treatment" of wastewater.
In celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the nation's most successful pollution control statute, Lewis & Clark Law School and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center hosted a national Clean Water Act conference October 17-18, 2002, in Portland, Oregon.