Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title National Estuary Program 2004-2006 Implementation Review Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Year Published 2008
Stock Number PB2008-114093
Additional Subjects Watersheds ; Estuaries ; Environmental monitoring ; Program implementation ; Estuarine resources ; Coastal resources ; Accomplishments ; Program evaluation ; Management tools ; Tables (Data) ; National Estuary Program (NEP) ; Implementation reviews ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-114093 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/10/2010
Collation 14p
The National Estuary Program (NEP) is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) flagship national watershed program. The NEP is authorized and funded through SC320 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The NEP uses locally-based collaborative decision-making to prioritize and protect coastal and estuarine resources in 28 different locations in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. This report summarizes NEP accomplishments documented during EPAs Implementation Reviews (IRs) of the 28 NEPs during 2004-2006. The EPA conducts IRs of the 28 programs included in the NEP to determine progress implementing their respective Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plans (CCMPs), and continued eligibility for funding under SC320 of the CWA. EPA has established and maintained an IR for each NEP every three years that carefully assesses the accomplishments and challenges facing each NEP. The comprehensive IR includes a detailed report submitted by each NEP, an on-site visit by a team of EPA headquarters and regional staff, and a final determination of eligibility for continued funding. As a result of the IR process, recommendations for management changes are provided, as needed, and then revisited as part of the NEPs next IR. These recommendations have resulted in significant and important changes in program management, and are the basis for reporting program accomplishments. This report also discusses the new Program Evaluation (PE) Guidance released by EPA in September 2007 which is being used for the 2008-2010 IRs.