Accession Number : ADA261091


Title :   A Methodology for the Characterization and Management of Nonpoint Source Water Pollution


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Praner, David M ; Sprewell, Gordon M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261091.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 241


Abstract : The purpose of this research was development of a methodology for characterization and management of Nonpoint Source (NPS) water pollution. Section 319 of the 1987 Water Quality Act requires states to develop management programs for reduction of NPS pollution via Best Management Practices (BMPs). Air Force installations are expected to abide by federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Currently, the Air Force does not have a methodology to identify and quantify NPS pollution, or a succinct catalog of BMPs. Air Force installation managers need a package to assist them in meeting legislative and regulatory requirements associated with NPS pollution. Ten constituents characteristic of urban runoff were identified in the Nationwide Urban Runoff Program (NURP) and selected as those constituents of concern for modeling and sampling. Two models were used and compared with the results of a sampling and analysis program. Additionally, a compendium of BMPs was developed.... Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS), Best Management Practices (BMPs), Water pollution, Water sampling and analysis, Stormwater runoff modeling, NPDES.


Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY , *WATER POLLUTION , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , REQUIREMENTS , AIR FORCE , MANAGEMENT , WATER QUALITY , POLLUTION , RUNOFF , REGULATIONS , SAMPLING , INSTALLATION , MODELS , THESES , REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE