Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments Section 6217
The Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program (Section 6217) addresses nonpoint pollution problems in coastal waters. Section 6217 requires the 29 states and territories with approved Coastal Zone Management Programs to develop Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs. In its program, a state or territory describes how it will implement nonpoint source pollution controls, known as management measures, that conform with those described in Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters. This program is administered jointly with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Protecting Coastal Waters from Nonpoint Source Pollution (Nonpoint Pointer No. 5)
This factsheet presents an overview of the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program.
Final Administrative Changes to the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program Guidance for Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990 (CZARA) (PDF) (8 pp, 139K, About PDF)
Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters
This is a comprehensive technical document on methods to abate and control nonpoint pollution in coastal areas. Primarily intended for State and local watershed project staff.