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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Water Pollution Abatement Program: Assessment of Federal and State Enforcement Efforts. (Report to the Congress).
CORP Author Comptroller General of the United States, Washington, D.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1972
Report Number B-166506-720323;
Stock Number PB-257 287
Additional Subjects Water pollution abatement ; Law enforcement ; Government policies ; National government ; State government ; Surveys ; Sewage treatment ; Facilities ; Standards ; Construction ; Sewage treatment plants ; Water pollution standards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-257 287 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 61p
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1956, as amended expresses the intent of the Congress that the states have primary responsibility for the abatement, control, and prevention of water pollution. The Federal role under the act is essentially to back up the States, that is, to initiate enforcement action when a state fails to act or when a state requests such action. This review is concerned primarily with the effectiveness of federal and state enforcement activities in ensuring that polluters constructed waste treatment facilities needed to attain the water quality standards established by the States and approved by the Federal Government. In general the review covers activities during the period 1957 through February 1971.