Texas nonpoint source pollution assessment report and management program




Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

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Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board


Chapter 1 provides an overview of: 1. the state's water resources 2. the state's assessment of nonpoint source impairment to Texas surface and ground waters 3. federal requirements for the nonpoint source program 4. the state's management approaches and challenges 5. targeting of nonpoint source impaired waters for restoration 6. the nine key elements of the state's program 7. the state's goals and objectives for nonpoint source management. Chapter 2 explains the statewide watershed management approach that Texas uses to coordinate its water quality management activities, including management of nonpoint source pollution. Chapter 2 also discusses how stakeholders (those persons or organizations with an interest n water quality) are involved in the water quality management process. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 describe the various tate programs that are instrumental in achieving the state's nonpoint source mangament goals. Chapter 3 discusses TNRCC programs, Chapter 4 addresses TSSWCB programs and Chapter 5 describes the programs of other state agencies. Chapter 6 includes the programs of those regional and local agencies that responded to survey undertaken by the TNRCC to identify what NPS problems local and regional agencies have identified in their areas, and what programs they are implementing to address them. Chapter 7 identifies the best management practices being used by stakeholders throughout the state to prevent nonpoint source pollution or to restore impaired waters. Chapter 8 includes milestone schedules that show the steps the state will take over the net five years to reach its nonpoint source program goals. The Appendices include: 1. a certification of the state's authority to implement its nonpoint source management program; 2. a review of federal programs for consistency with the state's program; 3. funding sources for NPS programs; 4. a summary of public response to the Draft Nonpoint Source Management Program; 5. the methodology used to assess water quality for the 1998 305(b) and 319(a) assessments; 6. data tables detailing nonpoint source impairments to Texas surface and ground waters; and 7. Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.


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soil, water, conservation, nonpoint, non point, non point source pollution