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Clean Water Act Legal Research: Comments & Permits

A legal resource guide for information relating to the Clean Water Act (CWA) including primary and secondary source materials, quick links, and database resources.

Below please find three sample NPDES permits on a wide variety of issues. Please note they are ONLY meant to give an idea of what a permit looks like and the types of organization and structure that can be employed. These documents were obtained by searching the EPA's NPDES General Permitting Inventory  (current through Oct. 2019).

Below please find comments submitted to the EPA on a variety of different NPDES permitting issues. Please note they are ONLY meant to give an idea of what a comment looks like and the types of arguments and structure that can be employed. These documents were obtained by searching on Regulations.gov 6/11/18.

Cite Comments to rules according to Rule 14.2(b).

"When citing comments, provide the name of the commenter and the proposed rule to which the comment pertains. Prohibitively long titles may be shortened as long as the result is unambiguous. Citing to an agency or governmental website is appropriate."

  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Comment Letter on Proposed Rule to Require Registration of Certain Hedge Fund Advisors Under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 (Sept. 15, 2004), http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/s73004/dhirschmann091504.pdf.