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Water Quality Program WA Department of Ecology. Why do we have to report?  EPA requirement for all 319 grant recipients.  Measure progress on achieving.

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1 Water Quality Program WA Department of Ecology

2 Why do we have to report?  EPA requirement for all 319 grant recipients.  Measure progress on achieving project milestones.  Demonstrate improvements to water quality by reporting on nonpoint source pollutant load reductions.  Ecology enters data from the forms into the EPA Grants Reporting and Tracking System Database (GRTS). 2

3 Why is reporting required for Centennial Projects?  Ecology uses Centennial funded projects to meet EPA’s 319 match requirements.  EPA requires the same administrative conditions for matching projects.  EPA wants to know how state funds are leveraged for nonpoint pollution reduction.  Therefore, matching projects need to meet the 319 reporting requirements. 3

4 Load Reduction Reporting  Use Ecology’s Load Reduction Reporting Form to report Best Management Practices (BMPs) and load reductions.  Upcoming reporting cycle: Jan-Dec 2013  Due Jan 15, 2014  If the project closes before the end of the year, report load reduction estimates at the end of the project. 4

5 Load Reduction Reporting Form  Make sure you use the updated version that has been posted to the web or provided by your financial manager.  Electronic based:  Includes checkboxes and dropdown menus.  Can be printed, but electronic submission is preferred.  Additional information can be attached to the when the form is submitted. 5

6 About Reporting BMPs  Report all BMPs that have been implemented in the past calendar year.  Some BMPs do not have load reduction estimations associated in the STEPL model.  Report load reductions if you have another model or real data.  Report the BMP regardless of load reduction capability. 6

7 Reporting BMPs  The following BMPs are in the STEPL model and must have load reduction estimates to reports:  Filter strip  Reduced Tillage Systems  Streambank stabilization and fencing  Riparian buffer plantings should be reported here  Waste Management System  Waste Storage Facility  Streambank stabilization 7

8 Reporting BMPs Other BMPs to report with no STEPL load reduction estimates: Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) (units) Constructed Wetland (area) Heavy Use Area Protection (area and units) Invasive Species/Noxious Weed Control (length and area) Nutrient Management (area) Outreach And Education (units) Pet Waste Management (area and units) Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/ Direct Seed (area) Spring Development (units) Stream Crossing – indicate type such as bridge, hardened crossing, etc. (units) Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (length and area) Tank/Trough (units) Tree/Shrub Establishment (length and area, stems optional) Watering Facility (units) Wetland Enhancement (area) Wetland Restoration (area) Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (for livestock protection) (length) 8

9 Reporting Form Highlights Report load reductions on a 12-digit HUC watershed scale. Options to determine 12-digit HUCs:  USGS NHD  Google Earth  ArcReader  ArcGIS Detailed instructions can be found on the web at ndingPrograms/Section319/Sec319Reporting/Repo rting.html ndingPrograms/Section319/Sec319Reporting/Repo rting.html 9

10 12-Digit HUCs: USGS NHD html?p=nhd html?p=nhd Select Hydrography (NHD) layer. Search for a specific area or just zoom in. 10

11 USGS NHD Screen Shot 11

12 12-Digit HUCs: Google Earth  Make sure your organization is allowed to use Google Earth before you download the program.  This is an EPA tool, so if there are problems you need to contact EPA.  Download Google Earth from  Download HUC data from: KMZ.html KMZ.html Note: make sure you are zoomed in close enough to get the 12-digit HUC 12

13 Google Earth Screen Shot 13

14 12-Digit HUCs: ArcReader  Free GIS tool, download from oad.html oad.html  In order to use this tool, must have access to pre- existing GIS-created maps  WA state 12-digit HUC map for ArcReader can be downloaded from the website.  Detailed instructions on this website as well 14

15 ArcReader Screenshot 15

16 12-Digit HUCS - ArcGIS Download 12-digit HUC layer from USGS website: r.aspx r.aspx 16

17 17 GIS Data Step 1

18 Step 2 GIS Data 18

19 Should request at least the 12 Digit Watershed Boundary Dataset GIS Data 19

20 Completing the Form Load Reduction Information What model was used?  STEPL is not the required model, but is the provided model.  If the reductions were calculated from monitoring or a different model, please indicate here. 20

21 Watershed and Pollutant Information  Up to 8 different subwatersheds (aka 12-digit HUCs) can be listed on the form.  If you have more than 8 subwatersheds, you may attach additional sheets.  Load reductions and BMP costs must be reported on the 12-digit HUC scale.  Fill out the rest of the info for each HUC in the column underneath the HUC number. 21

22 Watershed and Pollutant Information  Required pollutants (when applicable): phosphorus (lbs/yr), nitrogen (lbs/yr), sediment (tons/yr).  These are the only pollutants estimated by the STEPL model.  You can report measured or modeled reductions on other pollutants if you have them.  Others in dropdown list: BOD, dissolved oxygen, exotic species, fecal coliform, herbicides, inorganics, temperature, other.  BMP costs: please include match as part of the cost of the BMPs that were installed.  WQ Assessment listing ID Number: from 303(d) List. 22

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24 Best Management Practices  Each BMP installed is reported individually and includes:  Location in latitude and longitude  BMP installed (reference the BMP list provided on the last page, the list also provides info on what units to report for each BMP)  Length in feet  Area in acres or sq. ft.  Other units if applicable  Report on all BMPs installed even if there are no load reductions associated with them. 24

25 How to Find Latitude/Longitude: Google Maps Go to Maps Labs (bottom of screen on left). Scroll down to LatLng Marker and select Enable, then save changes. Find your project site and right click. Click on Drop LatLng Marker to give the position of the cursor point. 25

26 Google Maps Screenshot 26

27 BMP Info Page 27

28 BMP List 28

29 Additional Information  You are welcome to send additional information attached to your when you send the report.  Please report all BMPs installed even if there are load reductions associated with the BMP. 29

30 Need more help?  Detailed instructions for reporting tools can be found on the 319 website!  /FundingPrograms/Section319/Sec319Reportin g/Reporting.html /FundingPrograms/Section319/Sec319Reportin g/Reporting.html  If you need help with your forms, you can contact your financial manager.  Reports are due by January 15,

31 Questions? Alissa Ferrell Section 319 Program Coordinator


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