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Clean Water Act (CWA)

Combined Sewer Overflows and Sanitary Sewer Overflows: EPA's Regulatory Approach and Policy Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act

Editors' Summary: Combined sewer overflows and sanitary sewer overlows present unique problems for regulators. Although these problems were largely ignored until recently, EPA has finally begun to address the significant environmental...

Federal Legislative Solutions to Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

Environmental regulation of pollution in the United States is often maligned as costly and ineffective.1 Pollution continues to plague and degrade the natural resources in the United States, and U.S. waters in...

Trends in Regulation of Stormwater and Nonpoint Source Pollution

Editors' Summary: Regulation of point source discharges under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) has resulted in significant improvements in water quality. Further progress, however, will require attention to stormwater...

Citizen Suits: The Teeth in Public Participation

The courts have long recognized that Congress enacted environmental citizen-suit provisions to abate threats to the environment, supplement government enforcement, encourage government agencies to enforce the laws more effectively, and...

Recovery of Attorneys Fees in CERCLA Private-Party Cost Recovery Actions: Striking a Balance

A sharp conflict among the judicial circuits has emerged concerning whether private parties may recover attorneys fees in cost recovery actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)....

Federal Oil Pollution Law and Regulatory Developments

Editors' Summary: Whether Congress intended it or not, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) has shaken the entire oil exploration and production industry to its core. Precipitated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Act...

The Water Resources Development Act of 1992: Expanding the "Corps of Environmental Engineers"

Editors' Summary: The Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (WRDA 92 or the Act), enacted on October 31, 1992, is an omnibus water projectauthorization and policy bill of the type traditionally used to authorize the U.S. Army...

Federal Wetlands Law: Part II

Editors' Summary: In this second of a three-part series on federal wetlands law, the author continues her comprehensive review of the current state of federal wetlands laws and regulations. The author first analyzes individual...

Federal Wetlands Law: Part I

Editors' Summary: No single federal law comprehensively addresses wetlands protection. Rather, federal laws and regulations addressing activities and interests in wetlands have evolved with water law in general, and with other laws,...

Federal Versus State Environmental Protection Standards: Can a National Policy Be Implemented Locally?

Keynote Presentation: Making the Partnership Work

Panel Discussion: Regulation of Nuclear Materials

Regulation of Air Quality

Regulation of Water Quality: Is EPA Meeting Its Oblilgations or Can the States Better...