United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Sep 25, 2020
No permit under section 1342 of this title for a discharge into the territorial sea, the waters of the contiguous zone, or the oceans shall be issued, after promulgation of guidelines established under subsection (c) of this section, except in compliance with such guidelines. Prior to the promulgation of such guidelines, a permit may be issued under such section 1342 of this title if the Administrator determines it to be in the public interest.
The requirements of subsection (d) of section 1342 of this title may not be waived in the case of permits for discharges into the territorial sea.