Proposed Disapproval of Oregon’s Nonpoint Pollution Control Program


On December 20, 2013, EPA and NOAA announced the opening of a 90-day public comment period on the agencies’ proposal to disapprove the State of Oregon’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program. This is the first proposal to disapprove a state’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program in the country and is the result of a settlement agreement  for a lawsuit filed in Oregon. Please find below links to information on the EPA/NOAA proposal including state and federal agency press releases, background on the proposed disapproval, a summary of the process to date in Oregon, and frequently asked questions. The federal agency press release contains links to provide comments to the federal agencies and to download the federal agency decision document.

Oregon press release

Federal press release

Background on the proposed disapproval

Summary of the process to date

Frequently Asked Questions