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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(citing Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), ch.
Hearings on Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1977, Part 4, June 13, 1977, at 243-64 (testimony of Federal agency and FWPCA failure to equitably allocate water resources among competing users in Wyoming); COMM.
Notably, even the non-point secure (NPS) water pollution provisions of the 1987 Amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) investigated in this work could be viewed as a move toward centralization in that they envisioned more active federal involvement in NPS water pollution control than had existed previously.
After two years of investigation, on September 13, 2001, the federal government indicted the Olympic Pipeline Company and three officials on charges of violating the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The case marks the first time the act resulted in criminal indictments.
A major piece of legislation for wetlands protection came in 1972 as amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) of 1948.
Builders and developers must comply with federal regulations that include the Clean Water Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
In 1972, Congress overhauled the nation's water pollution law (the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948) to reign-in the rampant dumping of pollutants into our nation's rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters.
This book by Susan Hunter and Richard Waterman addresses that research deficit by examining the enforcement of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (the Clean Water Act) and its various amendments during the 1970s and 1980s.
Two years later, in 1972, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (later the Clean Water Act) passed, leading to federal regulation of wetlands.
In 1972, Congress passed a comprehensive revision and recodification of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, which has since become known as the Clean Water Act.
Agriculturally related sources of nonpoint source pollution were addressed in section 208 and section 303 of the 1972 amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and in the 1987 (section 319) amendments to the Clean Water Act.

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