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National Coastal Condition Reports
The National Coastal Condition Reports (NCCR), prepared by EPA's Office of Research and Development and Office of Water, describe the ecological and environmental conditions in U.S. coastal waters. They summarize the condition of ecological resources in the coastal waters of the United States and highlight several exemplary federal, state, tribal, and local programs that assess coastal ecological and water quality conditions. The NCCR series rate the overall condition of the U.S. coastal waters as fair, varying from region to region. Preparation of these reports represent a coordinated effort among EPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, coastal states, and the National Estuary Programs.
- National Coastal Condition Report IV & Factsheet - reports on data collected from 2003 to 2006.
- National Coastal Condition Report III & Factsheet - reports on data collected from 2001 and 2002.
- National Coastal Condition Report II & Factsheet - reports on data collected from 1997 to 2000.
- National Coastal Condition Report I & Factsheet - reports on data collected from 1990 to 1996.