Completely updated to capture all new revisions and new aspects of the law, the new Clean Water Handbook provides environmental professionals with a comprehensive roadmap to the requirements, legal interpretations, and critical issues of water pollution control law. Written from a legal perspective but intended as a practical resource, this handbook contains both the legal text of the Clean Water Act and the expert interpretation environmental professionals need to understand what their companies' responsibilities are and how they can fulfill them.
Each chapter of this edition focuses on one major component of the Clean Water Act. These chapters provide readers with detailed examinations of the history and requirements of the various water programs. Readers can examine these chapters collectively for a fundamental understanding of the Clean Water Act, or they can use them as reference points as they evaluate the effectiveness of their own compliance programs.
This book focuses on the federal Clean Water Act, but it also includes essential information for anyone responsible for complying with a state water pollution control program.