Nonpoint source pollution management


2017 Nonpoint Source Project Concept Papers
  • September 13, 2016 at 5 p.m. Deadline for project concept papers. Feedback on the ideas shared through concept papers will be provided the morning of September 21, 2016 during a telephone conference.
  • Please submit project concept papers to
For those project sponsors interested in receiving feedback on a NPS project idea for projects proposed in fall 2016 with anticipated start dates in summer 2018, the NPS Program requests submittal of a concept paper. Please read the 2017 NPS Project Concept Paper Instructions document for additional information.

We promote partnerships that will actively engage communities in the restoration and protection of waters impacted by nonpoint source pollution.
The remaining sections contain additional supporting information to help you plan for and manage your project in partnership with our NPS group.
One of the primary ways we promote partnerships is to offer funding opportunities to address nonpoint source pollution.This section contains information about how to apply for those funds
2012 Nonpoint Source Management Plan, annual reports, EPA guidance, federal regulations
Contracting instructions, project administration, project reporting
EPA's Nine Elements of a Watershed Plan, watershed handbook, plan examples, planning references, Statewide Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP), master plans
Best management practices, implementation references
Sampling protocols, Sampling Analysis Project Plan (SAPP)
Nonpoint source logo, mini-grants, newsletters, surveys and results, fact sheets, success stories
Triennial review, Regulation 85, Regulation 31
We welcome your feedback.