The Clean Water Act (CWA) creates a framework for controlling pollution discharges into U.S. waterways and setting quality criteria for surface waters. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 served as the basis for the CWA, but the Act was considerably restructured and enlarged in 1972. After revisions in 1972, the Act became known as the “Clean Water Act.” Under the CWA, discharging pollutants into navigable waters from a point source is prohibited unless a permit is first secured.
This course is designed to help environmental professionals meet their legal obligations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
Beginning with the Clean Harbors Act of 1899 and the creation of NPDES regulations, the goal of this course will give you a background in the CWA and shed light on the restrictions centered on discharges to surface water.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.
HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.
The training applies to every OSHA employee, who intends to address emergencies disturbing the
sustained operations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration office. This includes
employees handling hazardous waste material.
The learning objectives of the course include:
History and Summary of the Clean Water Act
Point and Non-Point source Pollution
Basics of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Wetlands and Section 404 Permitting
Brief Outline of related Clean Water Act Programs
Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program of EPA
Enforcement of Clean Water Act
Quiz will be held at the end of each module to comprehend the knowledge of students about that
module and its relevant aspects. It is mandatory to pass all quizzes to be able to take final