ERIC Number: ED382485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Controlling Nonpoint-Source Water Pollution: A Citizen's Handbook.
Hansen, Nancy Richardson; And Others
Citizens can play an important role in helping their states develop pollution control programs and spurring effective efforts to deal with nonpoint-source pollution. This guide takes the reader step-by-step through the process that states must follow to comply with water quality legislation relevant to nonpoint-source pollution. Part I provides background on nonpoint-source pollution. Parts II, III, and IV describe in detail the nonpoint-planning process. Chapter titles are: (1) "Introduction: An Opportunity for Citizen Action"; (2) "A Different Kind of Pollution"; (3) "Identifying Water-Quality Problems"; (4) "Identifying Sources of Nonpoint Pollution"; (5) "Selecting Best Management Practices"; (6) "Establishing Institutional Mechanisms"; (7) "Drawing Up an Implementation Schedule"; and (7) "Monitoring Implementation and Enforcement." References are provided at the end of each chapter. Appendices contain: (1) a listing of offices of the Environmental Protection Agency and states within each EPA region; (2) state water pollution control agencies; (3) nonpoint-source provisions in the Water Quality Act of 1987; (4) report of the Conference Committee, U.S. House of Representatives pertaining to management of nonpoint sources of pollution; (5) state water resources research institutes; (6) major nonpoint-source pollution categories and subcategories; and (7) agricultural chemicals for which EPA has recommended water quality criteria. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Federal Legislation, Planning, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Regulation, Water Pollution, Water Quality
The Conservation Foundation, 1250 Twenty-Fourth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conservation Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Audubon Society, New York, NY.