National Estuary Program (NEP)

Progress Evaluation of the National Estuary Program

Progress Evaluation

To assess NEP progress in achieving long-term program goals, EPA conducts a Program Evaluation for each NEP. EPA developed NEP Program Evaluation Guidance that covers how to assess the effectiveness of NEP actions. The Guidance presented below includes performance measures, describes a process for conducting site visits, and provides a feedback loop which helps ensure that recommendations for improvement are implemented. 

The cover of National Estuary Program: Program Evaluation Guidance - Final August 31, 2011

Cover of National Estuary Program 2008-2010 Program Evaluation Report

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  • National Estuary Program: Program Evaluation Guidance - Final (PDF)(37 pp, 492 K, August 31, 2011)
    EPA developed NEP Program Evaluation Guidance that provides EPA and the NEPs with direction on how to assess the effectiveness of NEP actions. The Guidance presented below includes performance measures, describes a process for conducting site visits, and provides a feedback loop which helps ensure that recommendations for improvement are implemented.
  • National Estuary Program 2008-2010 Program Evaluation Report (PDF)(29 pp, 2 MB, April 2, 2014)
    The document below summarizes NEP strengths and challenges and how the NEP helps implement specific Clean Water Act programs.