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Federal Water Pollution Control Act

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Clean Water Act
The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Its objective is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters by preventing point and nonpoint pollution sources, providing assistance to publicly owned treatment works for the improvement of wastewater treatment, and maintaining the integrity of wetlands. It is one of the United States' first and most influential modern environmental laws. As with many other major U.S. federal environmental statutes, it is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with state governments. Its implementing regulations are codified at 40 C.F.R. Subchapters D, N, and O (Parts 100-140, 401-471, and 501-503).

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Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA)
Law passed in 1970 and amended in 1972 giving the Coast Guard a mandate to develop, among other things, marine sanitation device regulations. (USCG1)

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Federal Water Pollution Control Act
See Clean Water Act.

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