The Clean Streams Law (Pennsylvania)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Pennsylvania|
|Name||The Clean Streams Law (Pennsylvania)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
The statute seeks to preserve and improve the purity of the waters of the Commonwealth, providing protection of water supply and water quality, imposing certain penalties, regulating discharges of sewage and industrial wastes and regulating the impact of mining on water quality. All fines, penalties and permit fees collected under the provision of this act will be paid to a special fund called "The Clean Water Fund," which will be used for the elimination of pollution. No municipality or person is permitted to discharge sewage into water unless authorized to do so. All plans for the construction of any new sewer system or for the extension of an existing system have to be approved before construction can begin.
|Contact Name||Glenn Rider|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Pennsylvania Law 894, No. 167|