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Clean Water Act (CWA)

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

The protection of the environment is essential for the continuation of life on this planet. All species on earth share a symbiotic relationship with each other in order to survive. As laws are put into place to protect the environment they sometimes have to be revised in order to address new concerns and developments as science and technology grows and more in learned about our planet.

The Clean Water Act is a 1977 amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, which set the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants to waters of the United States.

This course will cover ocean discharges, inspections, law enforcement and much more regarding the Clean Water Act.

This two-hour course will examine the use of Clean Water Act. It will provide useful information to determine how and when to acquire permits, when to perform inspections and who should the administrator be of the laws and statutes contained in the act.

This course is to read by anyone with an interest in environmental engineering, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, or anyone wanting to know more information regarding Clean Water Act and how it affects our communities. After reading this course the student will know basic information regarding Clean Water Act.

The course materials are based solely on the materials “Clean Water Act” as found on the website of the Environmental Protection Agency.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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