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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Operators have faced an uncertain future for the mine since the Environmental Protection Agency pulled certain water-quality provisions from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit it issued in respect of the main water discharge from the Red Dog Mine in February.
Government agencies, water treatment plants and industries such as gravel companies and manufacturing facilities that first get permission in the form of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit can release pollution into the nation's waterways.
The activity that was reported to take place between 1 October 2004 and 17 January 2008, is a violation of the Clean Water Act and the California National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, EPA said.
EPA's stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program Web site.
Categories: Environmental Protection, Environmental monitoring, Lakes, Nonpoint source pollution, Performance management, Performance measures, Pollutants, Program evaluation, Standards, Toxic substances, Wastewater treatment, Water pollution, Water pollution control, Water quality, Water quality standards, Canada, EPA Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative, Great Lakes, Great Lakes Toxic Substances Control Agreement, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program
Pursuant to Arkansas law, the director of ADEQ is authorized to set schedules of compliance for facilities permitted under the Act necessary to assure compliance with both, applicable state and federal effluent limitations, including but not limited to, those man dated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program (NPDES) under the federal regulations.
Recognizing the environmental health threat of impervious surfaces as well as other point sources of pollution, the EPA established a stormwater permitting program under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
The draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit allows for excessive amounts of thermal pollution that will render 50% of the river near the plant a dead zone for certain life stages of some fish populations and may exacerbate existing problems with toxic algae blooms and poor water clarity.
They can use this data to estimate the nonpoint source stormwater runoff for compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II requirements.
The direct discharge of wastes from point sources into lakes, rivers, and streams is regulated by a permit program known as the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
Inappropriate discharges are non-stormwater discharges into a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) that are not covered by an existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
Pollution load data for most point sources exist under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process.

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