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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They argued the rule did not fall within categories that the Clean Water Act stipulates belong in appeals courts.
5 million plea agreement related to a pair of Clean Water Act violations at its processing plant in Monett, Missouri.
These pollution control programs support the goals of the Clean Water Act to protect rivers, lakes, bays, wetlands, and coastal waters.
Congress passed the Clean Water Act (1) in 1972 to restore and maintain the quality of our nation's waters.
Army Corps regulation that extends EPA authority under the Clean Water Act to small bodies of water, including wetlands.
Army officials contend that the rule, jointly announced late last month: ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined, making permitting less costly, easier and faster for businesses and industry; is grounded in law and the latest science, and shaped by public input; and, maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions.
Burdette and Reynolds have each been charged with violating the Clean Water Act.
legislation: Legislation that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing a "waters of the United States" rule to clarify the scope of the Clean Water Act is likely to be brought to the House floor this month.
Also known as the Waters of the United States rulemaking, the proposed definitions of waters will apply to all Clean Water Act programs.
Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands.
After the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, substantial progress has been made in addressing pollution coming from point sources such as pipes.
Environmental Protection Agency issued its first wastewater discharge permit, there was the Clean Water Act.