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Wetlands on Agricultural Lands: Section 404 and Swampbuster

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which requires individuals to obtain a permit before discharging dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including most wetlands, and (2) the Swampbuster provisions of the Food Security Act, which withholds certain Federal farm program benefits from farmers who convert or modify wetlands. Together, these two programs have helped to reduce the rate at which wetlands are converted to agriculture and other uses.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-05-18 17:21:02
Description Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which requires individuals to obtain a permit before discharging dredged or fill material into waters of the United States, including most wetlands, and (2) the Swampbuster provisions of the Food Security Act, which withholds certain Federal farm program benefits from farmers who convert or modify wetlands. Together, these two programs have helped to reduce the rate at which wetlands are converted to agriculture and other uses.
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Source United States Environmental Protection Agency
Keyword Clean Water Act (CWA), Dredged or fill material, Wetlands, Swamps, Food Security Act, Farms, Farmers
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-05-18 17:07:45
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Date Last Modified 2010-05-20 18:15:18
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-05-18 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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