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United States v. Ward

ELR Citation: ELR 20477
Nos. No. 79-394, 448 U.S. 242/14 ERC 1673/(U.S., 06/27/1980) Rev'd

The Supreme Court holds that the penalty imposed under §311(b)(6) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), for the unauthorized discharge of oil and hazardous substances into navigable waters, in civil rather than criminal in nature, and therefore the reporting requirements set out in §311(b)(5) of the FWPCA do not violate the Fifth A...

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