Now updated, this handbook provides a definitive practical resource to the provisions and complexities of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and how it continues to evolve. Written by some of the country's most knowledgeable experts on the CWA, this practical guide is a compilation of their experience in understanding this complex statute, its implementing regulations and guidelines, and the impact of recent developments. Beginning with an overview of the law's provisions and pertinent regulation and enforcement issues, subsequent chapters in The Clean Water Act Handbook address specific issues, such as: - NPDES permits- Control of publicly owned treatment works- Requirements applicable to indirect discharges- The regulation of wetlands - Oil and hazardous substance spills- Wet weather regulations- Nonpoint source pollution control- Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) - Enforcement options under Section 309- Judicial review- Federal facilities.
About the Author
Mark A. Ryan is an attorney with Ryan & Kuehler PLLC in Winthrop, Washington, where he has a national and regional practice that focuses on Clean Water Act counseling and litigation, water rights, and land use issues. Previously, he spent 24 years as an EPA trial attorney where he was one of EPA's leading experts on the CWA.