On January 30, 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified the State of Oregon that its Oregon Coast Nonpoint Program is not sufficient to comply with the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990 (CZARA). NOAA and EPA specifically faulted Oregon’s forest practices, which are inadequate to protect Oregon’s waterways. Below are links to the finding and associated documents.
- Federal Finding (NOAA/EPA) that Oregon Has Not Submitted a Fully Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Management Program (1/30/2015)
- Cover Letter for January 30, 2015, Finding Regarding Oregon’s Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Management Program (1/30/2015)
- Response to Comments on Proposed Finding (1/30/2015)
- Docket for Finding that Oregon Has Not Submitted a Fully Approvable Program (1/30/2015)
Previously, on December 20, 2013, NOAA and EPA had issued a proposed finding to disapprove of Oregon’s Coastal Nonpoint Program. Oregon created a backgrounder just a day before indicating that the State believes its program complies with CZARA.