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Clean Water Act: Summary of the Law [October 30, 2014]   [open pdf - 262KB]

"The principal law governing pollution of the nation's surface waters is the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, or Clean Water Act. Originally enacted in 1948, it was totally revised by amendments in 1972 that gave the act its current dimensions. The 1972 legislation spelled out ambitious programs for water quality improvement that have since been expanded and are still being implemented by industries and municipalities. This report presents a summary of the law, describing the statute without discussing its implementation. Other CRS [Congressional Research Service] reports discuss implementation, including CRS Report R42883, 'Water Quality Issues in the 113th Congress: An Overview', and numerous products cited in that report."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL30030
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2014-10-30
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National Agricultural Law Center http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/crs/
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