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January 13, 2023

Top Read for 2023: Our Recently Published Clean Water Act Essentials Book

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Arnold & Porter’s Environmental Practice Group is pleased to announce that the American Bar Association has just published Clean Water Act Essentials. This book was written by our colleagues Allison Rumsey, Joel Gross, Ethan Shenkman, and Edward McTiernan.

The four authors each brought extensive expertise and practical experience on the Clean Water Act (CWA) to the project. The publication is particularly timely given the extensive regulatory and judicial focus on the scope of the waters covered by the CWA, commonly referred to as the “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS.

This publication provides legal practitioners, consultants, and others interested in this core environmental law with an overview of the CWA, its implementing regulations, and relevant case law. The book covers:

  • History of the Clean Water Act and Amendments
  • NPDES permitting process
  • Technology-based standards
  • Water-quality-based effluent limitations
  • Publicly owned treatment works (POTW)
  • Regulation of wetlands
  • Discharges and spills of oil and hazardous substances
  • Wet-weather discharges from point sources
  • Reducing nonpoint source pollution
  • Enforcement

If you would like more information on the book, including to obtain a copy, or on our practice group, please contact Brian Israel.

© Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP 2023 All Rights Reserved. This blog post is intended to be a general summary of the law and does not constitute legal advice. You should consult with counsel to determine applicable legal requirements in a specific fact situation.