Four California Coast Low Impact Development & Permeable Pavement Workshops were held in April 2008.
Water Quality Program
Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program
The Plan for California's Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program (NPS Program Plan) provides a single unified, coordinated statewide approach to dealing with NPS pollution. A total of 28 state agencies are working collaboratively through the Interagency Coordinating Committee to implement the NPS Program Plan.
California Water and Land Use Partnership
California Water and Land Use Partnership is a member of the
Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network, which educates local
land use decision makers about the relationship of land use to natural
resource protection, with a focus on water resources.
The California Water and Land Use Partnership was formed by local, state, and national agencies to develop an educational program linking land use to water quality. We are working with local communities to develop the tools necessary to protect natural resources, including water quality, and community character. The intent is to keep California’s land use decision makers updated on nonpoint source (NPS) pollution related issues. Natural resource based planning is introduced as a framework for addressing land use and water quality issues.
The California Coastal Commission coordinates
the Non-Point Source Interagency Coordinating Committee (IACC)
Marinas and Recreational Boating Workgroup, an interagency
workgroup addressing water quality issues for marinas and
Critical Coastal Areas (CCA) Program
California’s Critical Coastal Areas (CCA) Program is an innovative program to foster collaboration among local stakeholders and government agencies, to better coordinate resources and focus efforts on coastal-zone watershed areas in critical need of protection from polluted runoff.
The Model Urban Runoff Program (MURP) is a “how-to” guide for local governments to address the issues of polluted runoff in the urban environment. The program consists of a manual and associated workshops that will help small municipalities develop, finance, implement, and enforce a comprehensive program for managing storm water pollution and improving water quality.
Documents marked [PDF] are available in portable document format. If you do not already have it, you can get it free of charge. To download it, click here and follow the instructions.
- First Addendum To Five-Year Implementation Plan For 1998-2003 (November 2000) [PDF]
- Second Addendum to Five-Year Implementation Plan, July 2003 - June 2008
- Table of Contents, Introduction, Implementing Agencies for CZARA Management Measures [PDF]
- Agriculture [PDF]
- Forestry (Silviculture) [PDF]
- Urban Management Measures [PDF]
- Marinas & Recreational Boating Management Measures [PDF]
- Hydromodification (includes modification of stream & river channels, dams and water impoundments, and streambank/shoreline erosion) [PDF]
- Wetlands, Riparian Areas, & Vegetated Treatment Systems [PDF]
- Low Impact Development (LID): a Sensible Approach to Land Development and Stormwater Management, from the California Water & Land Use Partnership
- How Urbanization Affects the Water Cycle, from the California Water & Land Use Partnership
- National Low Impact Development (LID) Atlas
- Boat Maintenance BMP Fact Sheet (posted January 2012)
- Boat Hull Cleaning (posted January 2012)
- Wildlife-Friendly Plastic- Free Netting in Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control Products (posted October 2012)
- Pilings – Treated Wood and Alternatives (posted October 2012)
- Non-Petroleum Hydraulic Fluids and Biodiesel Fuel for Construction Equipment (posted October 2012)
- Infiltration Best Management Practices: factors controlling effectiveness (posted October 2012)
Water Quality Site Evauations
- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Waiver800, Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach, Orange County
- River’s End Staging Area (RESA) 151st Street, Seal Beach, Orange County
- Caltrans Fort Ord Storm Water Outfall Repair Highway 1 at Fremont Road, City of Marina, Monterey County
- Trinidad Pier Reconstruction Project Trinidad Harbor, City of Trinidad
- State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program
- NOAA Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
- U.S. EPA California Nonpoint Source Pollution Program
- Boating Clean and Green
- Los Angeles Basin Contaminated Sediments Task Force
The California Coastal Commission is working in partnership with the
California State Water Resources Control Board to implement the State's Nonpoint Source
(NPS) Program pursuant to the 1990 Federal Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments
(CZARA) and the Federal Clean Water Act.