Initiation Decision Report: Nonpoint Source Discharge
Technical note (Final) Jul 1987-Jun 1988
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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Under recent amendments to the Clean Water Act, the Navy must be responsible to States authority in the control of nonpoint sources NPS of water pollution. Nonpoint sources are pollutants that do not originate from a single, well-defined source and are initially transported by the natural hydrological system. The sources are diffuse in nature, ranging from storm water run-off with no single identifiable endpoint, to leachate from abandoned waste sites. The most common Navy nonpoint sources of pollution include storm water run-off from agricultural and range-land leases, construction areas, industrial areas, residential and commercial areas, impact zones, and training areas.
- Water Pollution and Control