|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 Department of Interior - U.S. Geological Survey - National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) was implemented in 1991 to develop long-term consistent and comparable information on streams, rivers, ground water, and aquatic systems in support of national, regional, State, and local information needs and decisions related to water-quality management and policy.
NAWQA activities include:
• Continuing national –synthesis assessments of information on pesticides, volatile organic compounds, nutrients, selected trace elements, and aquatic ecology.
• Studies on five national priority topics including on the fate of agricultural chemicals, effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems, bioaccumulation of mercury in stream ecosystems, effects of nutrient enrichment on aquatic ecosystems, and transport of contaminants to public-supply wells.
• Regional assessments of water-quality and trends in surface water and principal aquifers, which encompass larger regions of the country than the Study Units.
Source(s) of Information
1. USGS: National Water-Quality Assessment
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.