The Clean Water Act is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Commonly abbreviated as the CWA, the act established the goals of eliminating releases to water of high amounts of toxic substances, eliminating additional water pollution by 1985, and ensuring that surface waters would meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation by 1983.There are several sections of this Act which are pertinent to wetlands.
Section 101 of the Clean Water Act Standards and Enforcement
Section 301 of the Clean Water Act Prohibitions
Section 401 of the Clean Water Act State Certification
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act Discharges of Dredge of Fill Material