Presentation on theme: "Indiana 6217 Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program – What it is, and What it Means!"— Presentation transcript:
Indiana 6217 Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program – What it is, and What it Means!
Coastal NPS Pollution- 6217 Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plan must be developed within 30 months Requirement included in the 1990 reauthorization of the CZM Act and assigns equal responsibility to NOAA and EPA for working with states to meet 6217 requirements. 6217 designed to improve water quality by strengthening the links between federal and state CZM programs and 319 programs
Requirements of 6217 The 6217 plan must contain the following: –Land uses that cause or contribute significantly to degradation of coastal waters –Critical coastal areas adjacent to coastal waters that may be degraded by new or expanding contributing land uses –Management measures that will be used to address contributing land uses and critical coastal areas –Public participation opportunities in all aspects of the program –Administrative coordination methods for land-use programs and permitting, water quality permitting, and enforcement –State coastal area boundary for 6217, if different from LMCP
Critical Areas Section 303(d) List of Impaired Water Bodies for Indiana Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to identify waters that do not or are not expected to meet applicable water quality standards with federal technology based standards alone. Indiana's 303(d) list was approved by EPA on February 16, 1999.
Requirements- continued States have 15 years to achieve full implementation of their 6217 plan. The plan must include a series of 5-year implementation plans with benchmarks for measuring success. Plan must be incorporated into or referenced by the CZM program and the 319 program, as approved by NOAA and EPA respectively The plan must be updated at least every 5 years.
Requirements- continued Management measures divided into 6 categories: –Agricultural runoff –Urban runoff –Forestry runoff –Marinas and recreational boating –Channel modification, dams, and erosion of streambanks and the shoreline –Wetlands, riparian areas, and vegetated treatment systems Approval is focused on incorporation of management measures in the 6217 plan and methods for their implementation and enforcement.
What’s a Management Measure? Management measures are defined as economically achievable measures for the control of NPS pollution which reflect the best available practices and technology. Examples of management measures in the guidance are: –Nutrient management –soil erosion and sedimentation controls at construction sites –reducing pesticide application to crops, golf courses, residential –buffer strips along rivers and streams –wetland restoration
Report Sections –Agricultural runoff – Jim Lake, Purdue University –Urban runoff – Randy Braun, DNR –Forestry runoff – Mark Evans, Purdue University –Marinas and recreational boating – Doug Campbell, IDEM –Channel modification, dams, and erosion of streambanks and the shoreline – Gene Matzat, Purdue University –Wetlands, riparian areas, and vegetated treatment systems – Kenneth Eck, Purdue University
Urban Stormwater & Resource Issues Urban Runoff New Development Management Measure Definition: Address pollutants that are associated with the inherent land use of a project Reduce the impact of runoff volumes and quantities
Urban Stormwater & Resource Issues Urban Runoff Watershed Protection Management Measure Definition: Reduce the generation of pollutants and the impacts of urban runoff that result from new development or redevelopment Programs for guiding future development and land use activities.
Urban Stormwater & Resource Issues Urban Runoff Site Development Management Measure Definition: Reduce non-point source pollution and mitigate the impacts of urban runoff and its associated pollutants during the planning phase Policies and controls applied and implemented during the planning and review of individual sites.
Urban Stormwater & Resource Issues Urban Runoff – Existing Programs NPDES – 327 IAC 15-5 and 15-13 401 Water Quality Certification/DNR Permitting Indiana Stormwater Quality Manual Planning w/ POWER (CES/IN-IL Sea Grant) IDEM Watershed Mgt - Grants Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Hoosier Riverwatch / Project WET Soil & Water Conservation Districts
Monitoring Plan Funded by IDEM 319 Program –Contracted review of existing data –Location of monitoring sites based on data analysis –Ongoing monitoring
Project Timeline November - December 2003 - Convene workgroups to develop goals to address nonpoint source pollution November 1, 2003 – December 15, 2003 - Develop a plan detailing program goals –how the goals will be achieved, –what entities will lead each goal initiative, and –timeline for achieving each goal
Timeline Continued November 2003 – May 2004 – Formalize agreements with other entities September 2004 – Draft Plan Released October 1, 2004 – Public Meetings – Review implementation plan November 2004 – December 2004 Incorporate comments into draft December 2004 – January 2005 – Draft EIS January 2005 – Public Meeting – Review EIS February 2005 – Incorporate comments/Publish
Questions & Answers Additional Questions –Mike Molnar, Lake Michigan Coastal Program Manager Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Phone – 317-233-0132