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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Passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972 brought many improvements to surface waters by curbing much of the toxic and organic pollution going into waterways.
The Clean Water Act of 1972 maintains the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the waterways, and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 controls drinking-water contamination through multiple barriers.
The overall objective of the Clean Water Act of 1972 was to "restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation's water.
That is why Northwest Environmental Associates sued the state under the Clean Water Act of 1972 and won in an ongoing battle over turbidity, temperature and non-point pollution.
Other important environmental laws that followed included the Clean Air Act of 1970, the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the Resources Hanning Act of 1974 (reorganizing Forest Service decision-making), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (the "organic act" for the Bureau of Land Management), the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (controlling hazardous waste disposal), the Surface Mining Act of 1977 (controlling surface coal mining), the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1978 (controlling oil and gas leasing) and, finally in 1980, the Superfund law (cleaning up preexisting waste sites).
The Clean Water Act of 1972 was landmark legislation that set an ambitious objective to "restore and maintain the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the nation's waters.
UNDER the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are granted jurisdiction over the "navigable waters" of the United States.
Although the Clean Water Act of 1972 halted the dumping of industrial waste and city sewage into U.
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.