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Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source Pollution

Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) Section 6217

The Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program (Section 6217) addresses nonpoint pollution problems in coastal waters. Section 6217 requires 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. This program is administered jointly with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

  • NOAA’s Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: A central repository for the jointly administered Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program that includes state-specific program findings and approval documents, guidance, success stories and conference proceedings.

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