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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The violations resolved by this agreement began in 2001 with operating the racetrack without a required Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations' National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (CAFO-NPDES) permit.
The committee reported the town would have to stop its "reactive approach" of simply responding to floods and other storm-water emergencies, and find additional funding for a "proactive approach" to storm-water management in order to comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit requirements.
The nation's larger cities and counties are now spending an estimated $130-140 million to prepare applications for permits to comply with the 1987 federal mandate directing these communities to secure systemwide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for their municipal separate stormwater systems.
Provisions in both state and federal law require that the Authority follow its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, which is required for all point sources discharging pollutants into waters of the United States.
Paramount is coordination of the work to support ongoing and continuous operations of the current facility, compliance with the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), and with the City s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
A National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for returning treated wastewater to the environment
Environmental Protection Agency ruled for a second time in as many years that the state Highway Department's storm water cleanup plan was deficient and refused to issue it a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
Johnson indicated that the EPA estimate for its cost to obtain an National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit was $76,000.
In addition, these revisions bring Pennsylvania's program in line with the federal CAFO rule, enabling the commonwealth to maintain delegation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program for CAFOs.
FLEXSTORM helps contractors and communities to meet the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Storm Water Rule which is designed to protect our nation's water.
compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Program.
As part of the point source part of Pennsylvania's strategy, DEP is amending National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for 190 facilities identified to be significant contributors of nutrients.

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