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LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES RELATING
TO WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
AND ENVIRONMENTAL

QUALITY

(Second Edition)

COMPILED BY THE

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MARCH 1973

Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Works

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

90–224 O

WASHINGTON : 1973

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Price $3.10 domestic postpaid or $2.75 GPO Bookstore

Stock Number 5270-01765

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota, Chairman

ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama
JOHN C. KLUCZYNSKI, Ilinois
JIM WRIGHT, Texas
KENNETH J. GRAY, Illinois
FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania
HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California
W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina
DAVID N. HENDERSON, North Carolina
RAY ROBERTS, Texas
JAMES J. HOWARD, New Jersey
GLENN M. ANDERSON, California
ROBERT A. ROE, New Jersey
TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming
MIKE MCCORMACK, Washington
JAMES V. STANTON, Ohio
BELLA S. ABZUG, New York
JOHN B. BREAUX, Louisiana
GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts
YVONNE BRATHWAITE BURKE,

California
BO GINN, Georgia
DALE MILFORD, Texas

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio
JAMES R. GROVER, JR., New York
JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire
DON H. CLAUSEN, California
GENE SNYDER, Kentucky
ROGER H. ZION, Indiana
JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas
WILMER D. MIZELL, North Carolina
LAMAR BAKER, Tennessee
E. G. SHUSTER, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM F. WALSH, New York
THAD COCHRAN, Mississippi
L. A. 'SKIP' BAFALIS, Florida
JAMES D. ABDNOR, South Dakota
ROBERT P. HANRAHAN, Illinois
GENE TAYLOR, Missouri

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CONTENTS

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SECTION I

Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (Public Law
92-500) -

Index to Public Law 92-500_..

Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee on Conference (from

House Conference Report 92–1465)-

To extend certain provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act

through June 30, 1972, and others through April 30, 1972 (Public Law

92–240).

To extend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, for 1

month (Public Law 92–137)-

To extend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, for 3

months (Public Law 92–50)--

The Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-224).

The Clean Water Restoration Act of 1966 (Public Law 89–753) -

The Water Quality Act of 1965 (Public Law 89–234)

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1961 (Public Law 87-88)--

Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1956 (Public Law 84-660) -

Water ollution Control Act Extension of 1952 (Public Law 82-579) -

Water Pollution Control Act (Public Law 80–845) -

Amendments to the Oil Pollution Control Act, 1966 (Public Law 89-551).

The Oil Pollution Control Act, 1961 (Public Law 87–167)-

The Oil Pollution Control Act of 1924 (Public Law 68,238).

Sections 9 to 20 of the River and Harbor Act of 1899_

Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970..

Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1966...

Executive Order 11574-Administration of Refuse Act permit program.--

Executive Order 11548—Delegating Functions of the President under

the Federal Water Control Pollution Act, as Amended...

Executive Order 11523— Establishing the National Industrial Pollution

Control Council...

Executive Order 11514—Protection and Enhancement of Environmental

Quality--

Executive Order 11507—Prevention, Control and Abatement of Air and

Water Pollution at Federal Facilities.-

Executive Order 11472—Establishing the Environmental Quality Council

and the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality.

Executive Order 11288— Prevention, Control and Abatement of Water

Pollution by Federal Activities

International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in

Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties (1969).

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

(1969)

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by

Oil, 1954.

Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1962.

Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone (1958) -

1909 Boundary Waters Treaty between Canada and the United States.

Water Utilization Treaty of 1944 between Mexico and the United States.

Agreement between Canada and the United States of America on Great

Lakes Water Quality, 1972.-

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