provisions of the national NPS policy, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of the Interior [Section 304(k)(L)].

The NPS policy requires each state to assess its water pollution and determine which water bodies fail to meet the water quality objectives because of NPS pollution [Section 319(a)]. The state is then to develop a state management plan and implementation measures to reduce the pollutants [Section 319(b)]. The states have primary control over the NPS program and are authorized under Section 3 19(h) to use funds from state revolving fund loans for statewide NPS management plans, and for programs to protect ground water from NPS pollution as well [Section 3 19(1)] (WEF and Kovalic, 1993).


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Regional Water Quality Control Board, California (RWQCB). 1994. Water Quality Control Plan: Santa Aria River Basin M. Riverside: Santa Ana Region VIE.

Water Environment Federation (WEF) and J. M. Kovalic. 1993. The Clean Water Act of 1987. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Water Quality 2000. 1992. A National Water Agenda for the 21st Century. Final Report. Alexandria, Va.: Water Environment Federation.

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