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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MWSS chief regulator Patrick Ty said he has no idea on the decision of alleged violation of the Clean Water Act of the two companies.
Conversely, Justice Scalia's opinion, which is a basis for the new rule, provided that only waters which are relatively permanent, standing or continuously flowing and form geographic features that meet the common definition of "streams, oceans, rivers and lakes" qualify as waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.
"We are pleased that EPA listened as NSSGA advocated that dry streambeds and isolated waters should not be federally regulated under the Clean Water Act," said National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W.
He cited Clean Water Act violations of pollutants leaking into the Cumberland River, but said there was scant evidence of harm done by the pollution so far.
Dominion also contends that the district court erred in concluding that the landfill and each of the settling ponds constituted a "point source," as required to find it liable under 1311(a) of the Clean Water Act.
If there is no sewer line, they are required by the Clean Water Act to ensure that whatever wastewater they will be discharged will be treated.
The DOJ's Environment & Natural Resources Division said the settlement will help deter future violations of the Clean Water Act.
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.
"We look forward to litigating the merits of the Clean Water Rule," the EPA said in its own statement, which noted that the appeals court in its stay "acknowledges that clarification of the Clean Water Act is needed and that 'agencies conscientiously endeavored, within their technical expertise and experience, and based on reliable peer-reviewed science, to promulgate new standards to protect water quality that conform to the Supreme Court's guidance.'"
BP will pay the federal government a penalty of $5.5 billion over 15 years under the Clean Water Act. The company will also pay $7.1 billion to the states and the federal government over 15 years for natural resource damages.