--Establishment of a permit system to
pollution control in each State.
restrict discharges of pollutants from
Control of toxic pollutants.
Federal facility compliance with Federal,
Development of necessary technology to
State, and local requirements.
eliminate the discharge of pollutants into
This comprehensive piece of legislation contained
many other provisions relating to water pollution
--Federal financing programs for construc-
control. The items mentioned above will be dis-
tion of publicly owned treatment works
cussed in more detail in paragraphs 43 and 4-4
of this chapter. Major highlights of this legisla-
--Development of area-wide waste treat-
ment management programs to insure
tion are summarized in figure 4-1.
1972 AMENDMENTS - CLEAN WATER ACT
Water Quality goals established
Established NPDES permit system for discharges
Permits to be based on technology-based effluent limits
Federal financial assistance provided for publicly owned treat-
Regional administration of Federal Policy be established
Major research and demonstration efforts be made to develop
Federal facilities shall comply with all Federal, State, and
Increased emphasis on control of toxic pollutants
Compliance date modified
Best Management Practice regulations to be issued
Modifications to industrial pretreatment program
Federal facilities must investigate innovative pollution con-
Figure 4-1. Highlights of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act,