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1 Navajo Nation Clean Water Act Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality/NNPDES P.O. Box 339 Window Rock, AZ

2 What Is the Clean Water Act? CWA is a federal law that was passed as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments in – Rivers and Harbors Act (1899) – Water Pollution Control Act (1948) – Federal Water Pollution Control Act (1956) – Water Quality Act (1965) In 1977, amended to Clean Water Act.

3 This gave the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to implement pollution control programs – Setting wastewater standards for industry – Set water quality standards for all contaminants in surface waters – Unlawful for any person to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained under its provisions.


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