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OSHA Filing Whistleblower Complaints Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Fact Sheet


OSHA Fact Sheet
Employees are protected from retaliation for reporting alleged violations regarding the discharge of pollutants from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained under its provision.

Covered Employees
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for engaging in protected activities pertaining to alleged violations of pollutants being discharged into navigable waters from various point sources.


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