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 second scene occurred soon after passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972, at the end of a glorious canoe trip on a relatively unspoiled Connecticut section of the Housatonic River.
Since the approval of the Clean Water Act of 1972, the United States has made great advances in reducing point source pollution from industrial and municipal wastewater systems.
Since the Clean Water Act of 1972, "wooden pilings that had been in the water for 100 years began to fall down," he says.
It also discusses the Clean Water Act of 1972 and its effects on small communities.
But then came the Clean Water Act of 1972, and concerns about what poultry processing leaves behind once the products leave the plant.
Ellen hadn't violated some bureaucratic "manual," but the Clean Water Act of 1972. He was convicted of filling some 86 acres of wetlands, including part of a tidal creek, something which has been illegal since the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1898.
Development of those plans, which will be reviewed every two years, was triggered by a 1993 state law passed as the state's response to the federal Clean Water Act of 1972.
The Clean Water Act of 1972 was the nation's first comprehensive water pollution control law.
The Supreme Court finds that the Clean Water Act of 1972 does not apply to seasonal ponds used by migratory birds.
The Clean Water Act of 1972, passed by Congress and amended by the Water Quality Act of 1987, established requirements, policy measures, and standards to be regulated and enforced by the EPA.