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Main Title Clean Water Action Plan: Restoring and Protecting America's Waters.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. ;Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Stock Number PB98-158553
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Watershed ; Water reclamation ; Water management ; Water runoff ; Agricultural runoff ; Legislation ; State government ; Natural resource management ; Environmental assessment ; Drinking water ; Federal government ; Grants ; Water quality ; Standards ; Local government ; Water treatment ;
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NTIS  PB98-158553 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/18/1999
Collation 112p
Abstract
The authors are pleased to submit the enclosed Clean Water Action Plan on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the other federal agencies that assisted us in its development. Over the past 25 years, America has made outstanding progress in reducing water pollution and restoring our rivers, lakes and coastal waters. In communities across the country, restoration of water quality has had dramatic environmental, recreational, and economic benefits. Despite this progress, serious water pollution problems persist. States report that about 40 percent of the waters they assessed do not meet water quality goals. About half of the nation's over 2,000 major watersheds have serious or moderate water quality problems. This Clean Water Action Plan provides a blueprint for restoring and protecting the nation's precious water resources. A key element in the Action Plan is a new cooperative approach to watershed protection in which state, tribal, federal, and local governments, and the public first identify the watersheds with the most critical water quality problems and then work together to focus resources and implement effective strategies to solve those problems. The Action Plan also includes a new initiatives to reduce public health threats, improve the stewardship of natural resources, strengthen polluted runoff controls, and make water quality information more accessible to the public.