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RECORD NUMBER: 409 OF 723
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||National estuary program guidance : base program analysis.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,|
|Report Number||EPA 842-B-93-001|
|Subjects||Estuaries--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Estuaries ; Water quality management ; Coasts ; United States ; Habitat ; Watersheds ; Sea water ; Water conservation ; Population growth ; Natural resources management ; Financing ; National government ; Regulations ; Objectives ; Trends ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Assessments ; Meetings ; US EPA ; National Estuary Program ; Clean Water Act|
|Collation||17 pages : charts ; 28 cm|
Estuaries are waterways such as bays and sounds where fresh water drained from the land mixes with salt water from the ocean. Section 320 of the Clean Water Act established the National Estuary Program (NEP) to identify nationally significant estuaries threatened by pollution, development, or overuse and to promote the preparation of comprehensive management plans to ensure their ecological integrity. The program's goals are protection and improvement of water quality and enhancement of living resources. To reach these goals, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convenes a management conference for each estuary in the NEP to provide a forum for concensus building and problem solving among interested agencies and user groups.
Cover title. "March 1993." "EPA 842-B-93-001." Includes bibliographical references (page 18).