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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* Set up National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System to ensure quality of drinking water;
The two treatment facilities operated better than the limits specified by the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.
Each ADS FLEXSTORM unit filters silt, solids and other pollutants to help our environment and assist communities in meeting the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Storm Water Rule."
At the EPA workshop in Kansas City, stakeholders around the table focused on the issue of affordability and how increasing water rates hurt low-income households the hardest, the need for flexibility to address changing technology and a flexible timeframe for implementation and the use of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit process as the main implementation vehicle, rather than consent decrees.
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
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. Phase I of the stormwater program, promulgated in 1990, required permits for separate stormwater systems serving communities of 100,000 or more people, and for stormwater discharges associated with industrial and construction activity involving at least five acres.
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is the portion of the Clean Water Act dealing with point source pollution control.
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.

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