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Clean Water Act National Act; Drafted in 1972; Amended in 1977, 1981, and 1987 Originally an amendment to the Water Pollution Control Act.

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1 Clean Water Act National Act; Drafted in 1972; Amended in 1977, 1981, and 1987 Originally an amendment to the Water Pollution Control Act

2 What is it? The Clean Water Act (CWA) gives EPA the authority to set limits and water-quality standards Anyone who discharges pollutants to the water must have a permit for it to be considered legal It also has specific legislation over water toxicity standards, as well as limits for how much water can be polluted Mostly applies to businesses and corporations Sets rules and regulations to keep polluters in check, meaning it serves more than just to set standards Concerns water that will eventually go to people

3 What Agency? / Other info The CWA was formerly an amendment to the Water Pollution Control Act, but after the 1977 amendments, it became a distinct act The EPA is in charge of enforcement for the CWA, after they presented it to Congress and the Senate and it passed The EPA set specific goals to meet by certain dates, chiefly 1983 and These goals were quite successful

4 Who did this PPT? Adam Roke Period 4 APES / Bodas 4/28/13


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