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Section 404 of the Clean Water Act

CWA Section 404(q) Factsheet

Section 404(q) of the Clean Water Act establishes a requirement that the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of EPA enter into an agreement assuring that delays in the issuance of permits under Section 404 are minimized. In August 1992, Army and EPA entered into such an agreement. The 1992 Section 404(q) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) outlines the current process and time frames for resolving disputes, in an effort to issue timely permit decisions.

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