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Section 404 of the Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act Section 404(c): Restriction of Disposal Sites

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.This page provides updates and background information regarding EPA actions taken pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 404(c). Section 404(c) authorizes EPA to prohibit, restrict, or deny the discharge of dredged or fill material at defined sites in waters of the United States (including wetlands) whenever it determines, after notice and opportunity for public hearing, that use of such sites for disposal would have an unacceptable adverse impact on one or more of various resources, including fisheries, wildlife, municipal water supplies, or recreational areas.

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Section 404(c) Background Materials