Clean Water Act (CWA)

Laws Published   1/1/1972

Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) bars FERC from issuing a license for a hydropower project until the state or states where the project is located certify that the project will comply with applicable state water quality standards. These water quality certifications often contain conditions as a condition of certification, which FERC must include as license conditions.

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Hydropower Reform Coalition

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Laws   1/1/1973

Endangered Species Act (ESA)