Clean Water Act Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Clean Water Act.

  • 7 Encyclopedia Articles

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Encyclopedia Articles (7)

494 words, approx. 2 pages
Best Practical Technology Best practical technology (BPT) refers to any of the categories of technology-based effluent limitations pursuant to Section 301(b) and Sections 304(b) of the Clean Water A... Read more
1,974 words, approx. 7 pages
Clean Water Act (1972, 1977, 1987) Federal involvement in protecting the nation's waters began with the Water Pollution Control Act of 1948, the first statute to provide state and local gover... Read more
1,840 words, approx. 7 pages
National Estuary Program The National Estuary Program (NEP) was established in 1987 when amendments to the Clean Water Act provided that the significant estuaries of the United States must be identi... Read more
922 words, approx. 4 pages
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) seeks to end the discharge of all types of industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste f... Read more
801 words, approx. 3 pages
Water Quality Standards The development of water quality standards is a process first mandated by the Water Quality Act of 1965 and continued by requirements in the Federal Water Pollution Control A... Read more
399 words, approx. 2 pages
Clean Water Act The twentieth-century conflagration of Ohio's Cuyahoga River well illustrated the quandary of a nation whose water was so polluted that it burned. The modern Clean Water Act (CW... Read more
289 words, approx. 1 pages
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (Npdes) Under the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) helps control the discharge of pollutants into water bodi... Read more
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