Created as one of the foundational components of the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program generally regulates point source discharges of pollutants to "waters of the United States." The numerous sources and types of discharges subject to the NPDES permit program requirements can vary considerably, from the classic industrial wastewater outfall to discharges from a concentrated animal feeding operation.
The general approach to regulate the vast array of covered sources stems from a common set of statutory and regulatory requirements, and even though the requirement to obtain an NPDES permit has been in existence for over 45 years, this permit program continues to evolve as traditional assumptions are tested.
This course will help you learn: •How to identify the basic elements that give rise to a CWA NPDES permit requirement •How the NPDES permit program regulates wastewater and stormwater discharges •The process for obtaining NPDES permits
Thomas L Casey III
Donald C Bluedorn II,
Susan L Stephens
Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section,
Law Practice Division,
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources,
Section of State and Local Government Law,
Senior Lawyers Division,
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section,
Young Lawyers Division