Clean Water Act

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Clean Water Act

An act originally passed by the federal government in 1972, and since amended several times, that gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsibility for developing criteria for water-quality standards and controlling and regulating pollutants discharged into water sources.
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PUSH 2000, a program adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to provisions of the Clean Water Act of 1972, mandates that by the year 2000, all storm drainage systems shall be kept clean from the curb and gutter to its final destination including gutters, inlet-pipe ditches, box culverts, out-fall ditches, rivers, and oceans.
Raymond, president of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), today called for a renewed commitment to the nation's water infrastructure as Congress honors the 35th anniversary of the Clean Water Act of 1972.
The federal grants program for wastewater treatment projects established under the Clean Water Act of 1972 has been replaced by a program established under the Water Quality Act of 1987.
That same month, federal prosecutors charged Ellen with six counts of violating Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972.
The wetlands mitigation banking industry has its nexus in Section 404 of the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Under the Federal Water Quality Act of 1987, which amended the Clean Water Act of 1972, the federal grants program for wastewater treatment projects was eliminated and succeeded by SRF programs.
The Porter-Cologne Act set standards that later became a model for the federal Clean Water Act of 1972 which safeguards our nation's water supply.
Empowered by the Clean Water Act of 1972, the EPA is taking legal action to force cities to solve this problem.
In announcing today's indictment, United States Attorney Mendez noted that this was the seventh illegal dredging case brought under the Clean Water Act of 1972 nationwide and the first involving the San Francisco Bay.
Required under the Clean Water Act of 1972, TMDLs are written plans and analyses established to ensure that waterbodies will attain and maintain water quality standards and designated uses.