EPA Region 8 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control ProgramEPA Region 8 NPS Program | CO NPS Program | MT NPS Program ND NPS Program | SD NPS Program | UT NPS Program | WY NPS Program
The Region 8 NPS program (Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and five approved Tribes) places an emphasis on implementation of on-the-ground activities with the 319 funding that is passed through to the states. Since the inception of the program, the region has received approximately $108 million dollars for approximately 870 nonpoint source pollution control, prevention, and abatement projects region-wide. In addition, a total of $19,781.1 million has been allocated to the Region for 2002. GRAND TOTAL FOR REGION THROUGH 2002.
Over the past several years, the focus of the program has evolved to emphasize prioritization, targeting and TMDLs, as well as the need to address water quality concerns associated with animal feeding operations. The region is pleased to see the increased emphasis from Headquarters on demonstrating water quality improvements as well as program successes in NPS. Region 8 has also initiated increased Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance based on vulnerability demonstrated by the ESA TMDL lawsuit in Montana.
|STATE||IMPLEMENTING AGENCY||FY 2002 AWARD|
|Colorado||CO Department of Public Health and Environment||$2,932.2 Million|
|Montana||MT Department of Environmental Quality||$3,068.5 Million|
|North Dakota||ND Department of Health||$5,598.0 Million|
|South Dakota||SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources||$3,792.9 Million|
|Utah||UT Department of Environmental Quality & UT Department of Agriculture and Food||$2,128.9 Million|
|Wyoming||WY Department of Environmental Quality||$2,260.6 Million|
- All 6 Region 8 states have approved NPS Management Program upgrades.
- All Region 8 states utilize the Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS). States use it to meet national and regional grant reporting requirements. The GRTS Coordinator has been involved with GRTS since 1992 and provides all training on database use to State and Regional NPS Program staff. do and 1 in South Dakota) have approved Nonpoint Source Programs and apply for Section 319 funding.
- Of some 27 tribes in the region, 7 (5 in Montana, 1 in Colorado and 1 in South Dakota) have approved Nonpoint Source Programs and apply for Section 319 funding.