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Water Pollution Control_State and Interstate Program Support

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Environmental Protection Agency , Office of Water
CFDA #: 66.419

Purpose of this program:

To assist States (including territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian Tribes qualified under CWA Section 518(e)), and interstate agencies in establishing and maintaining adequate measures for prevention and control of surface and ground water pollution from both point and nonpoint sources. Funding Priority: State priority efforts will include adoption of new comprehensive monitoring strategies and the development of statistically valid monitoring networks to target activities and determine water quality status and trends; to support cost-effective water quality management decisions (including total maximum daily loads (TMDLs); and watershed plans designed to meeting water quality standards); and on implementing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOS) and storm water permitting programs. States and Tribes will work toward adoption of nutrient criteria for fresh waters, adoption of the 1986 bacteria criteria, and adoption of fish tissue criteria for mercury in their water quality standards. States will support EPA in implementing the Permitting for Environmental Results Strategy (PERS), including (1) developing and strengthening systems to ensure the integrity of the program; (2) achieving and measuring environmental results; and (3) incorporating efficiencies in permitting program operations. States will also conduct source water protection actions to protect both ground water and surface waters used for drinking water. Tribes will continue to conduct watershed assessments and will maintain and improve their capacity to implement water quality programs through monitoring, assessments, planning and standards development.