The memos below lay the foundation for a partnership among states, EPA and stakeholders to make greater progress in reducing nutrient pollution. The framework provides for: prioritizing watersheds on a statewide basis for nitrogen and phosphorus loading reductions, ensuring effectiveness of point sources permits, integrating innovative approaches onto agricultural practices, identifying and using government tools to assure reductions in stormwater and septic systems, verifying that load reductions are in place and the measures implemented are effective, and developing a plan for adoption of numeric nutrient criteria.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Working in Partnership with States to Address Phosphorus and Nitrogen Pollution through Use of a Framework for State Nutrient Reductions (March 2011 EPA Memo) (PDF)(6 pp, 355 K)
- Renewed Call to Action to Reduce Nutrient Pollution and Support for Incremental Actions to Protect Water Quality and Public Health (September 2016 EPA Memo) (PDF)(6 pp, 1 MB)