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).
- 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,
- success stories, and
- conference proceedings.
- EPA Guidance Specifying Management Measures for Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters: This is a comprehensive technical document from 1993 on methods to abate and control nonpoint pollution in coastal areas. Primarily intended for state and local watershed project staff to comply with requirements under CZARA.
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, 139 K)
These administrative changes from 1998 provide guidance to the states on how NOAA and EPA intend to exercise their discretion in implementing the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program.
Coordinating CZARA and 319 (PDF)(17 pp, 1 MB)
Presentation from a May 2013 webinar for the Coastal States Organization that explains how EPA’s FY2014 Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories affects states with coastal nonpoint pollution control programs under CZARA and what EPA’s expectations are for coordinating these complementary state programs.
- Coordinating CZARA and 319 - detailed notes version (PDF)(33 pp, 1 MB)