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Clean Water Act: Municipal issues

hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, December 13, 1995 (S. hrg)

by United States

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Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7374845M
ISBN 100160529417
ISBN 109780160529412
OCLC/WorldCa35392777

  We develop and administer Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater permits in Washington. The Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit requires local governments to manage and control stormwater runoff so that it does not pollute downstream waters.


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