Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,041,000 to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MTDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source
Program (NPS) Clean Water Act Section 319 grant.
Their topics include the nitrogen component in nonpoint source
pollution models, identifying and characterizing ravines with GIS terrain attributes for precision conservation, elements of precision manure management, precision conservation to enhance wildlife benefits in agricultural landscapes, and precision conservation and precision regulation.
Topics will include water quality, watersheds and nonpoint source
20 to apply for grants from a $17 million state fund to conserve soil and water on their farms.<br />The Agricultural Nonpoint Source
Abatement and Control Program provides money to help farmers manage runoff from manure and erosion issues that come up with agricultural activity.<br />"This funding is essential to the health and well-being of our farms and our communities.
Trades involving nonpoint sources
often require the nonpoint source
to implement a new management practice.
amendments created a new section titled "Nonpoint Source
Agriculture, though, has been exempted from many of the regulations and permit requirements, mostly due to the concept of nonpoint source
Pollution: The Nation's Largest Water Quality Problem.
The IG report acknowledges that the challenge of achieving nutrient reductions in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya Basin is complicated by the size of the Mississippi River watershed, which is the third-largest in the world; lack of Clean Water Act authority over nonpoint source
pollution arising from agricultural activities; and competing environmental priorities.
From Pipes and Ditches Along Logging Roads as Nonpoint Source
In many areas, progress towards addressing water quality impairment has been slow, largely attributable to the lack of teeth in the Act to address nonpoint source
(2) Nonpoint source
pollution on the other hand does not fall under the discharge permitting system.