A Critical Appraisal of Some Proposed Changes to the 1972 Water Pollution Control Act

by Harry H. Bagley, (F.ASCE), Consultant; Voorheesville, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 11, Pg. 66-69

Document Type: Feature article


The amendments that will ultimately be made to the 1972 Water Pollution Control Act (PL 92-500), now being discussed by Congress, will be influenced by a number of things happening in government. Such things as: the National Commission on Water Quality Report; the recently completed 1976 Needs Survey; proposed amendments to be submitted by EPA; and other legislative activities will affect Congress deliberations. This article discusses the key issues, some proposals for amendments others have made, then puts forward some recommendations of its own.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Water quality | Water policy | Hydrographic surveys | Environmental Protection Agency | Legislation

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