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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To accomplish that, these erosion-control fences - commonly called sill fences - must be positioned in accordance with an erosion control plan that complies with guidelines of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, usually administered by the state in which the project is located.
For a rough idea of what the new permit system may entail, one can look to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, which allow industries such as gravel mining or government agencies such as sewer providers or stormwater managers to release pollutants into waterways with the stipulation that they don't cause undue harm.
Pursuant to Arkansas law, the director of ADEQ is authorized to set schedules of compliance for facilities permitted under the Act necessary to assure compliance with both, applicable state and federal effluent limitations, including but not limited to, those man dated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program (NPDES) under the federal regulations.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the CSO Control Policy, the national framework for control of CSOs, through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program.
To prevent pollutants from entering storm water runoff, the Clean Water Act's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Storm Water Program requires controls for construction activities that disturb land.
"They can use this data to estimate the nonpoint source stormwater runoff for compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II requirements."
EPA's) Total Maximum Daily Load regulations and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program's Storm Water Phase II rule;
EPA's position is that surface water is adequately protected by existing rules and the upcoming general permit requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits (industrial wastewater and storm water)--A facility that discharges pollutants to surface water, or a facility that discharges storm water to surface water and storm severs, needs this permit.
All dischargers, like the Upper Blackstone facility, must receive a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit from the EPA or its designated state authority to discharge into waterways.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold three public hearings in June to hear from stakeholders and the public about what actions to take on 36 draft individual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for coal mining discharges in Kentucky.

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