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Citizen Lawsuits under the Clean Water Act

Good short guide

Example of 60-day notice of intent

Federal rules on citizen lawsuits: 40 CFR 135

Clean Water Act section 505 (33 USC 1365), Paragraph (a) says, "any citizen may commence a civil action on his own
behalf -

           (1) against any person ... who is alleged to be in violation of

                      (A) an effluent standard or limitation under this chapter or

                      (B) an order issued by the Administrator or a State with respect to such a standard or limitation, "

Paragraph (f) of the same section of law defines "effluent standard or limitation"

Discussion of representing yourself without a lawyer.