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H.R. 4466 (97th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act pertaining to permits which modify the requirements for discharging pollutants from publicly owned treatment works into the oceans, and for other purposes.


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9/11/1981--Introduced. Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify the procedures followed by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in regard to treatment of pollutants discharged from publicly owned treatment works into marine waters. Makes municipalities eligible to receive permits that modify such procedures. Declares that specified costs incurred in applying for such permits shall be eligible for certain grants under such Act. Authorizes the Administrator to increase such grants. Directs the Administrator to authorize States to administer permit programs under specified conditions. Repeals provisions in regard to applications for modifications of provisions concerning publicly owned treatment works in existence on July 1, 1977, or approved before June 30, 1974, or certain effluent limitations defined by the Administrator.