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RECORD NUMBER: 534 OF 728
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The National Estuary Program guidance : comprehensive conservation & management plans : content and approval requirements /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,|
|Report Number||EPA 842-B-92-002|
|Subjects||Estuarine area conservation--United States--Planning--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Watershed management--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Water--Pollution--United States. ; Estuarine area conservation--Planning. ; Estuaries|
|Additional Subjects||Water quality management ; Estuaries ; Coasts ; Water Quality Act of 1987 ; Guidelines ; Water conservation ; Habitats ; Objectives ; Trends ; Assessments ; Aquatic ecosystems ; US EPA ; Regulations ; Financing ; Natural resources management ; National Estuary Program ; Institutional framework|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm|
Estuaries and other coastal and marine waters are national resources increasingly threatened by pollution, habitat loss, coastal development, and resource conflicts. Congress established the National Estuary Program (NEP) under the Water Quality Act of 1987 to pioneer a broad and innovative approach to respond to these threats. The NEP, managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), identifies nationally significant estuaries and supports the development of comprehensive management plans to ensure their ecological integrity. Ultimately, these activities result in a comprehensive conservation and management plan (CCMP) for the estuary. The first section describes the requirements for approvable CCMPs. This guidance does not mandate the format in which the CCMP contents are presented.
Cover title. "October 1992."
"This document provides a practical reference for NEP management conferences, EPA regional project officers, and state program directors during the development of CCMPs [comprehensive conservation and management plans]."--Page 1.