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National Aquatic Resource Surveys

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.