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Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution

Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) Section 6217

The Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program, established by Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments, addresses nonpoint source 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). 


  • On June 15th, 2020, NOAA and EPA announced in the Federal Register (85 FR 36186) their proposed finding that Washington has satisfied all conditions placed on its Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program developed under Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments. NOAA and EPA will be soliciting public comment on this proposed finding for 60 days. See more.


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