Nonpoint Pollution | State Decision Documents

Coastal Nonpoint Program Findings Documents

NOAA and EPA review and approve state Coastal Nonpoint Programs. All states' Coastal Nonpoint Programs were initially approved with specific conditions (Conditional Approval Findings): most states in 1997-1998 but several states were later entrants to the coastal zone management program so their conditional approval was more recent. The conditions called for states to enhance their management programs and/or develop new implementation mechanisms.

States receive full approval for their Coastal Nonpoint Programs once they have satisfied all their conditions. When NOAA and EPA make the decision to fully approve a state coastal nonpoint program, they develop a Full Approval Decision Memo and publish a notice of intent in the Federal Register. A 30-day public comment period is provided before Full Approval is granted. If NOAA and EPA fail to find a state has submitted a fully approvable program, they disapprove the program and seek public comment on the proposed decision for 90 days.

Note: If a state/territory does not have an active link to its Full Approval Decision Document, it is because full approval has not yet occurred.

Alabama American Samoa California
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Guam Hawaii
Indiana Louisiana Maine
Maryland Massachusetts Michigan
Minnesota Mississippi New Hampshire
New Jersey New York North Carolina
Northern Mariana Islands Ohio Oregon
Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island
South Carolina Texas Virgin Islands
Virginia Washington Wisconsin
   

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