The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Environmental Laws

Compliance Partners

Director of EHS
Industrial Hygienist

Clean Water Act

33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.; 40 C.F.R. §§ 104.1 et seq., 124.1 et seq., and 145.1 et seq.; Exec. Order No. 11,738

Prohibits the discharge of pollutants into navigable waters and also regulates discharge into storm sewers. Also regulates wetlands. Government contractors must certify in compliance.

Facilities are governed by local wastewater pretreatment standards issued by local Wastewater Treatment Plants. Groundwater is also protected, so underground storage tanks need to be removed or upgraded.

 

 

Resources

 


Clean Water Act EPA page

Stormwater Frequently Asked Questions

Colleges and Universities: My Clean Water Act Global Movement Page (advocacy)

Pace Law Library: Clean Water Act Legal Research

Duke University: Nicholas Institute: Considering the Clean Water Act

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CCR updated CFR links 5/27/15