Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Control Program
NONPOINT SOURCE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS
Initiatives in Nonpoint Source Management was developed
in partial response to the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization
Amendments of 1990 (CZARA). CZARA requires states to
develop and implement management measures for nonpoint
source pollution to restore and protect coastal waters.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) jointly prepared guidance documents with specific
management measures that would fulfill CZARA requirements.
Under the State Water Resources Control Board's Nonpoint Source Program, technical advisory committees (TAC) were formed to examine the USEPA/NOAA management measures and their applicability to California. A statewide approach was taken to reduce resource expenditures and to eliminate the potential for regulatory inequities, which might occur if a separate nonpoint source pollution control program were instituted for coastal areas. TACs were convened regarding: Confined Animals; Irrigated Agriculture; Pesticide Management; Plant Nutrient Management; Range Management; Abandoned Mines; Hydromodification; Wetlands and Riparian Areas; Marina and Recreational Boating; On-site Sewage Disposal Systems; and Urban Runoff.
Each TAC prepared its own report with recommendations. These TAC reports identified a wide range of activities that were incorporated into the State Water Board's report titled "Initiatives in Nonpoint Source Management." Below is a list of the TAC reports, as well as other documents developed for the Nonpoint Source Program.
Mines TAC - October 1994
Pesticide Management Plan for Water Quality - February 1997
- California Rangeland Water Quality Management Plan - July 1995
Animal Facilities TAC - November 1994
of the Coastal Zone Management Act - April 1995
(Non-federal forest practices)
Wetlands, and Riparian Areas TAC - December 1994
in Nonpoint Source Management - September 1995
Agriculture TAC - December 1994
and Recreational Boating TAC - November 1994
Sewage Disposal Systems TAC - November 1994
Management TAC - November 1994
Nutrient Management TAC - November 1994
Runoff TAC - November 1994