Controversies over Redefining “Fill Material” Under the Clean Water Act

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This report discusses the Clean Water Act that contains two different permitting regimes: (1) Section 402 permits (called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permit program) address the discharge of most pollutants, and (2) Section 404 permits address the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters of the United States at specified sites. These permit programs differ in nature and approach.

Creator(s): Copeland, Claudia
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 20, 2009
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Copeland, Claudia

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 20, 2009
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This report discusses the Clean Water Act that contains two different permitting regimes: (1) Section 402 permits (called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permit program) address the discharge of most pollutants, and (2) Section 404 permits address the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters of the United States at specified sites. These permit programs differ in nature and approach.

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12 pages.

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