||Clean water action plan : Coastal Research and Monitoring Strategy /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds. ;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD. ;Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. ;Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
|| U.S. Environmental protection Agency, Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds,
Coastal ecology--United States. ;
Environmental monitoring--United States. ;
Water quality biological assessment--United States. ;
Water pollution control ;
Coastal areas ;
Research needs ;
Environmental issues ;
Environmental protection ;
Natural resource management ;
Economic impact ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||82 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The Strategy presents a basic assessment of the Nation's coastal research and monitoring needs, and recommends an integrated framework to address the needs of the Nation and the coastal States and Tribes in order to protect vital coastal resources. This work was identified in the Clean Water Action Plan, as part of a renewed effort by the Federal agencies, in partnership with States and Tribes to restore and protect the Nation's estuarine and coastal areas. The Action Plan outlined several key directions for reorienting the Nation's water programs to enhance stewardship of critical coastal resources. The most fundamental of these commitments is a focus on enhancing coastal research and monitoring activities. Current responsibilities for coastal research and monitoring are often distributed among a variety of agencies. The wide distribution of these responsibilities can result in duplication of effort, informational gaps, and an incomplete understanding of resource conditions. In recognition of this fact, the Strategy was built upon input from a wide range of groups and individuals including non-government organizations, State and local governments, Tribes, the research community and other interests and thus, we believe, will be workable and sustainable.
Cover title. "September 2000"--Cover. Microfiche.