|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of the Interior
EPA Goal 2: Protecting America’s Waters
The National Irrigation Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is an intra-departmental program that evaluates Department of the Interior irrigation projects to:
• Consider drainwater contamination and related impacts to endangered species and/or migratory birds
• Assess legal responsibilities that are associated with environmental laws
• Develop and implement alternatives for remediation
The program also evaluates irrigation drainwater impacts to refuges and is responsible for remediation of such impacts, provided the source of contamination is an Interior irrigation project. Program participants are the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). These agencies work cooperatively to resolve endangered species and/or migratory bird treaty issues on Reclamation and BIA irrigation projects.
Source(s) of Information
1. USBR: National Irrigation Water Quality Program
Related EPA Program(s)
Research: Safe and Sustainable Water Resources:
In FY 2012, EPA is realigning and combining the Drinking Water and Water Quality base Research Programs into one Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program. The Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) research program takes a systems approach to protecting human and aquatic ecosystem health and protecting and restoring watersheds for the sustainability of the nation’s water resources. The program seeks safe, resilient and sustainable solutions to the increasingly complex water challenges facing the nation’s regions, states, tribes, cities, and rural areas. In program is working to address the increasing complex challenges with solutions that are effective, efficient, and sustainable – solutions that are designed to meet current needs while minimizing potential health and environmental detriment in the future.
• SDWA Part E, Section 1442 (a)(1)
• CWA Title I, Section 101(a)(6) 33 U.S.C. 1254, Section 104 (a) and (c), and Section 105
• ERDDA 33 U.S.C. 1251 – Section 2(a)
• MPRSA Section 203, 33 U.S.C. 1443
• ODBA Title II; SPA
• FIFRA 7 U.S. C. 135 et seq.
• TSCA U.S. C. 136 et seq.