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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-217--DEC. 27, 1977

91 STAT. 1599

follows: "The Administrator shall issue information biennially on methods, procedures, and processes as may be appropriate to restore and enhance the quality of the Nation's publicly owned freshwater lakes.". AQUACULTUKE

SEC. 63. Section 318 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act is 33 USC 1328. amended to read as follows: "AQUACULTUKE

"SEC. 318. (a) The Administrator is authorized, after public hearings, to permit the discharge of a specific pollutant or pollutants under controlled conditions associated with an approved aquaculture project under Federal or State supervision pursuant to section 402 of this Act. " (b) The Administrator shall by regulation establish any procedures and guidelines which the Administrator deems necessary to carry out this section. Such regulations shall require the application to such discharge of each criterion, factor, procedure, and requirement applicable to a permit issued under section 402 of this title, as the Administrator determines necessary to carry out the objective of this Act. "(c) Each State desiring to administer its own permit program within its jurisdiction for discharge of a specific pollutant or pollutants under controlled conditions associated with an approved aquaculture project may do so if upon submission of such program the Administrator determines such program is adequate to carry out the objective of this Act.".

Pollutant discharge, hearing, Procedures and guidelines,

State program approval,

COMPLIANCE W I T H STATE REQUIREMENTS

SEC. 64. Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act is 33 OSC 1341. amended by inserting "303," after "302," in the phrase "sections 301, 302, 306, and 307 of this Act", and in the phrase "section 301, 302, 306, or 307 of this Act", each time these phrases appear. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ISSUANCE OF PERMITS

SEC. 65. (a) Section 402(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control 33 USC 1342. Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: " (4) In any case where, after the date of enactment of this para- Public hearing, graph, the Administrator, pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection, objects to the issuance of a permit, on request of the State, a public hearing shall be held by the Administrator on such objection. If the State does not resubmit such permit revised to meet such objection within 30 days after completion of the hearing, or, if no hearing is requested within 90 days after the date of such objection, the Administrator may issue the permit pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for such source in accordance with the guidelines and requirements of this Act.". (b) Section 402(d)(2) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Objections is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: statement. "Whenever the Administrator objects to the issuance of a permit under this paragraph such written objection shall contain a statement of the reasons for such objection and the effluent limitations and conditions which such permit would include if it were issued by the Administrator.".

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