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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin and Northern Gulf of Mexico: Strategies and Priorities.
CORP Author National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2010
Report Number EP-C-09-003
Stock Number PB2011-103698
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Strategies ; Priorities ; Recommendations ; Watersheds ; Initiatives ; Nutrient management ; Mississippi River Basin (MRB) ; Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) ; Numeric criteria ; Department of Agriculture ; Clean Water Act
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-103698 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/29/2011
Collation 34p
This report from the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Clean Water Act Implementation Across the Mississippi River Basin was sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and it offers strategic advice and priorities for addressing Mississippi River basin (MRB) and northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) water quality management and improvements (see Box 1-1 for the committee's full statement of task). In some areas, this report refers to and builds upon previous NRC studies on the Clean Water Act and Mississippi River basin and NGOM water quality (NRC, 2008 and 2009). Those reports note the limited authority of the EPA under the Clean Water Act to achieve the goals stated by the Task Force and the EPA Science Advisory Board. Although there is considerable uncertainty as to whether national water quality goals can be fully realized without some fundamental changes to the CWA, there is general agreement that significant progress can be made under existing statutory authority and budgetary processes. More details of the findings and recommendations from those reports are listed in the main body of this report (especially see Box 1-2 for a listing of key findings and recommendations from the reports, which provide detailed advice to EPA, USDA and others regarding water quality monitoring and evaluation, nutrient criteria development, and nutrient control activities).