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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(12) The first significant piece of legislation adopted with the principal aim of reducing water pollution was the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948.
LAST YEAR the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act turned 20 years old.
Permitted Uses of Funds--Funds provided under this proposal would be required to be spent in the following categories: rehiring workers, restoring services, or expanding programs which, because of the most recent recession, have been laid-off, eliminated, or overburdened, respectively: and carrying out one or more programs of the unit related to education, public safety, health, social services such as emergency food or shelter, activities that are mandated by federal law, including such activities under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or any public works project for which the on-site labor can begin within 90 days after the date of the approval of the project by the unit.
Congress"), and Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C.
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When Congress enacted the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) in 1972, creating the bulk of the current Clean Water Act (CWA),(1) it was already concerned about two sources of water pollution--federal facilities and nonpoint sources--that continue to create water quality problems almost three decades later.
(4) Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1977: Hearings Before the Subcomm.

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