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Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 USC 1251 to 1387

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Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 USC 300f to 300j

Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), 33 USC 2701 to 2761

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 122.1 to 122.64

Stormwater permits: 40 CFR 122.26

Agricultural permits: 40 CFR 122.23

Aquatic animal production: 40 CFR 122.24

Nonpoint sources: 33 USC 1329

Standards and limitations: 40 CFR 125, 40 CFR 129, and 40 CFR 131

Water quality standards: 40 CFR 131.1 to 131.42

Effluent limitations: 40 CFR 401 to 471

Total maximum daily loads (TMDLs): 40 CFR 130.7

Priority pollutants: 33 USC 1317

Pretreatment standards: 40 CFR 403

Thermal discharges: 33 USC 1326

Cooling water intake: 40 CFR 401.14

Permit provisions:

Modifications and variances: 40 CFR 122.62 and 40 CFR 122.64

Discharge monitoring: 40 CFR 136

Inspections: 40 CFR 122.41(i)

Water quality trading: 68 Federal Register (FR) 1608 to 1613

Water resource protection:

Wetlands: 33 USC 1344

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): 42 USC 4321 to 4347 and 40 CFR 1500 to 1508

Watershed management: 33 USC 1315

Oil Pollution Act: 33 USC 2701 to 2761

Oil spill control: 40 CFR 112

Drinking water standards: 40 CFR 141.11 to 141.14 and 40 CFR 141.60 to 141.66

Source water assessments: 42 USC 300j-13

Groundwater standards: 40 CFR 141.400 to 141.405

Related regulations:

Proposition 65: California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 25249.5 to 25249.13

Underground injection: 40 CFR 144.1 to 148.24

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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