Clean Water Act and Pollutant Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

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This report discusses the total maximum daily load (TMDL) program which regulates pollutants to ensure that water quality standards can be attained; section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to identify waters that are impaired by pollution, even after application of pollution controls. The report focuses on new challenges facing the TMDL program, including more complex TMDLs, larger scale impairments, and nonpoint sources.

Creator(s): Copeland, Claudia
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 17, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Copeland, Claudia

Specialist in Resources and Environmental Policy

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 17, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the total maximum daily load (TMDL) program which regulates pollutants to ensure that water quality standards can be attained; section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to identify waters that are impaired by pollution, even after application of pollution controls. The report focuses on new challenges facing the TMDL program, including more complex TMDLs, larger scale impairments, and nonpoint sources.

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23 pages.

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