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Water: Program Activity Measures FY07

Final National Water Program Guidance for FY 2007

 

Definitions, reporting methodologies, and contacts for Program Activity Measures (PAMs)

Subobjectives



FY 2007 PAMs
(Program Activity Measures)

Water Safe to Drink

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

Implement Standards
SDW-1 SDW-3 Percent of community water systems (CWSs) and number of tribal community water systems that have undergone a sanitary survey within three years of their last sanitary survey (five years for outstanding performers) as required under the Interim Enhanced and Long-Term 1 Surface Water Treatment Rules.

Definition

OGWDW

Ronald Bergman
(202) 564-3823
(bergman.ronald@epa.gov)

SDW-2   Percent of the data for violations of health-based standards at public water systems that is accurate and complete in SDWIS-FED for all maximum contaminant level and treatment technique rules (excluding the Lead and Copper Rule).

Definition

OGWDW

Charles Job
(202) 564-3941
(job.charles@epa.gov)

SDW-3   Percent of the Lead and Copper Rule action level data for Community Water Systems serving over 3,300 people that is complete in SDWIS-FED.

Definition

OGWDW

Charles Job
(202) 564-3941
(job.charles@epa.gov)

SDW-4   Percent of Community Water Systems and non-transient, non-Community Water Systems that do not exceed the action level for lead of 15 ppb at the 90th percentile value.

Definition

OGWDW

Ronald Bergman
(202) 564-3823
(bergman.ronald@epa.gov)
SDW-5   Percent of “person months” (i.e., the population served by community water systems times 12 months) during which community water systems provide drinking water that meets all applicable health-based drinking water standards.

Definition

OGWDW

Elizabeth Corr
(202) 564-3798
(corr.elizabeth@epa.gov)

Water System Financing
SDW-6 SDW-5 Fund utilization rate [cumulative loan agreement dollars to the cumulative funds available for projects] for the DWSRF.

Definition

OGWDW

Charles Job
(202) 564-3941
(job.charles@epa.gov)

Peter Shanaghan
(202) 564-3848
(shanaghan.peter@epa.gov)

SDW-7 SDW-6 The number of DWSRF projects that have initiated operations and will assist in returning a community water system to compliance with drinking water standards. (cumulative)

Definition

OGWDW

Charles Job
(202) 564-3941
(job.charles@epa.gov)

Peter Shanaghan
(202) 564-3848
(shanaghan.peter@epa.gov)

Water Security
SDW-8 SDW-8 EPA will install and begin initial operations of monitoring and surveillance pilots to provide early warning of contamination in select drinking water systems

Definition

OGWDW

David Travers
(202) 564-4638
(travers.david@epa.gov)

Underground Injection Control
SDW-9 SDW-12 Separately for each class of well, the percent of Class I, II, III wells identified in significant violation, and Class V wells identified in violation, that are addressed by the UIC program.

Definition

OGWDW

Ann Codrington
(202) 564-4688
(codrington.ann@epa.gov)

Kristy Burt
(202) 564-4643
(burt.kristy@epa.gov)

SDW-10 SDW-13 Percent of identified Class V Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal wells that are closed or permitted.

Definition

OGWDW

Ann Codrington
(202) 564-4688
(codrington.ann@epa.gov)

Kristy Burt
(202) 564-4643
(burt.kristy@epa.gov)

 

SDW-11 SDW-14 Separately for each class of well, the percent of Class I, II, III wells (salt solution mining wells  - Class III only) that maintain mechanical integrity.

Definition

OGWDW

Ann Codrington
(202) 564-4688
(codrington.ann@epa.gov)

Kristy Burt
(202) 564-4643
(burt.kristy@epa.gov)

 

SDW-12 SDW-15 Number, and national percent, of high priority Class V wells identified in ground water based community water system source water areas that are closed or permitted.

Definition

OGWDW

Ann Codrington
(202) 564-4688
(codrington.ann@epa.gov)

Kristy Burt
(202) 564-4643
(burt.kristy@epa.gov)

 

Surface Water Protection
SDW-13 SDW-17 Percent of community water system intakes using source water that has been designated for a drinking water use.

Definition

OGWDW / OST

Ann Codrington
(202) 564-4688
(codrington.ann@epa.gov)

Mike Muse (OGWDW)
(202) 564-3892
(muse.mike@epa.gov)

Bill Kramer (OST)
(202) 566-0385
(kramer.bill@epa.gov)

SDW-14 SDW-18 Percent of community water system intakes for which the source water was assessed during the most recent reporting cycle.

Definition

OGWDW / OWOW

Ann Codrington
(202) 564-4688
(codrington.ann@epa.gov)

Mike Muse (OGWDW)
(202) 564-3892
(muse.mike@epa.gov)

SDW-15 SDW-19 Percent of waterbody impairments identified by States in 2002, in which there is a community water system surface water intake and the impairment cause is for either a drinking water use or a pollutant that is regulated as a drinking water contaminant  for which: (a), a TMDL, and (b) those waterbody impairments have been restored.

Definition

OGWDW / OWOW

Ann Codrington
(202) 564-4688
(codrington.ann@epa.gov)

Mike Muse (OGWDW)
(202) 564-3892
(muse.mike@epa.gov)

(OWOW)

 

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Fish and Shellfish Safe to Eat

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

FS-1 FS-1 Number of States, Territories and authorized Tribes that have adopted the new fish tissue criterion for mercury.

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

FS-2 FS-2 Percent of river miles and lake acres where fish tissue will be assessed to support waterbody-specific or regional consumption advisories or a determination that no consumption advice is necessary.

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

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Water Safe for Swimming

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

New Pathogen Criteria Adaptation

SS-1 SS-2 Number of States, Territories, and authorized Tribes that have adopted current pathogen criteria for non-coastal recreational waters (i.e. waters not covered by the BEACH Act).

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

SS-2 SS-3 Number, and national percent, of CSO permits with schedules in place in permits or other enforceable mechanisms to implement approved Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). (cumulative)

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

Pathogen Reduction (i.e., CSO/septic tanks)

SS-3 SS-4 Number of States that have adopted the Voluntary Management Guidelines for on-site sewage management. (cumulative)

Definition

OWM

Sylvia Bell
(202) 564-0621
(bell.sylvia@epa.gov)

State BEACH Monitoring

SS-4 SS-5 Percent of all Tier I (significant) public beaches that are monitored and managed under the BEACH Act program.

Definition

OST

Beth LeaMond
(202) 566-0444
(leamond.beth@epa.gov)

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Protect and Improve Water Quality on a Watershed Basis

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

Water Quality Standards | Water Quality Standards home page | Water Quality Standards & Criteria Strategy

WQ-1 WQ-1 Number of new or revised pollutant criteria documents published in draft or final by HQ annually that assist states and tribes to better control water pollution through improved water quality standards and ecological/human health risk assessment under the Clean Water Act

Definition

OST

William Swietlik
(202) 566-1129
(swietlik.william@epa.gov)

WQ-2 WQ-2 Number of States and Territories that have adopted approved nutrient criteria into their water quality standards, or are on schedule with a mutually-agreed upon plan to adopt nutrient criteria into their water quality standards. (cumulative)

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

WQ-3 WQ-3 Number of States and Territories that have incorporated into their water quality programs for streams and small rivers, quantitative biological criteria that are used to help assess attainment of water quality standards.

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

WQ-4 WQ-4 Number of Tribes that have water quality standards approved by EPA. (cumulative)

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

WQ-5 WQ-5 Number, and national percent, of States and Territories and authorized Tribes that within the preceding three year period, submitted new or revised water quality criteria acceptable to EPA that reflect new scientific information from EPA or other resources not considered in the previous standards.

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

WQ-6 WQ-6 Percent of State/Territorial and Tribal water quality standards submissions (received in the 12 month period ending April 30th of the fiscal year) that are approved by EPA. Partial approvals receive fractional credit.

Definition

OST

Greg Stapleton
(202) 566-1028
(stapleton.gregory@epa.gov)

Monitoring

WQ-7 WQ-7 Number of States and Territories that have adopted and are implementing their monitoring strategies in keeping with established schedules.

Definition

OWOW

Peter Grevatt
(202) 564-1925
(grevatt.peter@epa.gov)

WQ-8   Number of Tribes that currently receive funding under Section 106 of the Clean Water Act that have developed and begun implementing monitoring strategies that are appropriate to their water quality program consistent with EPA Guidance, and the number that are providing water quality data in a format accessible for storage in EPA’s data system.

Definition

OWOW

Peter Grevatt
(202) 564-1925
(grevatt.peter@epa.gov)

WQ-9   Number of national probabilistic monitoring assessments completed.

Definition

OWOW

Joan Warren
(202) 566-1215
(warren.joan@epa.gov)

WQ-10 WQ-8 Number of States and Territories that provide Integrated Reports consistent with EPA's Guidance for Assessment, Listing, and Reporting requirements pursuant to Sections 303(d), 305(b), and 314 of the Clean Water Act. (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

Sarah Furtak
(202) 566-1167
(furtak.sarah@epa.gov)

WQ-11 WQ-9 Number of States and Territories using the Assessment Database (ADB) (or compatible electronic format) to record their assessment decisions (Integrated Report/303(d)/305(b)) and provide geo-referencing information for assessment unit locations. (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

Joan Warren
(202) 566-1215
(warren.joan@epa.gov)

WQ-12 WQ-11 Number of methods developed or validated for new or emerging biological or chemical contaminants.

Definition

OST

Richard Reding
(202) 566-2237
(reading.richard@epa.gov)

TMDLs
WQ-13 WQ-12 Number of TMDLs, and national percent, that are established by states or EPA on schedule consistent with national policy.

Definition

OWOW

Sarah Furtak
(202) 566-1167
(furtak.sarah@epa.gov)

WQ-14 WQ-13 Number of TMDLs for impaired waterbodies which affect Tribal waters approved by EPA where the Tribe participated in the TMDL or comparable watershed restoration planning process.

Definition

OWOW

Sarah Furtak
(202) 566-1167
(furtak.sarah@epa.gov)

Nonpoint Pollution Control
WQ-15 WQ-14 Estimated annual reduction in million pounds of nitrogen, phosphorus, and tons of sediment from nonpoint sources to waterbodies (Section 319 funded projects only).

Definition

OWOW

Dov Weitman
(202) 566-1207
(weitman.dov@epa.gov)

WQ-16 WQ-15 Number of waterbodies identified by States (in 2000 or subsequent years) as being primarily NPS-impaired that are partially or fully restored. (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

Dov Weitman
(202) 566-1207
(weitman.dov@epa.gov)

Discharge Permit Program
WQ-17 WQ-17 Number, and national percent, of follow-up actions that are completed by assessed NPDES programs. (cumulative)

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

WQ-18 WQ-18 Number, and national percent, of non-tribal NPDES permits that are considered current, and number, and national percent, of tribal permits that are considered current.

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

WQ-19   Number, and national percent, of Phase I and Phase II stormwater permits that are issued and current for: (a) industrial stormwater general permit; (b) construction stormwater general permits; and (c) MS-4 general and individual permits.

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

WQ-20   Number, and national percent, of facilities covered under either an individual or general permit by type: (a) MS-4s (including co-permitees); (b) industrial storm water; (c) construction storm water; and (d) CAFOs.

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

WQ-21 WQ-21 Number, and national percent, of (a) Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) in POTWs with Pretreatment Programs that have control mechanisms in place that implement applicable pretreatment requirements; and, (b) Categorical Industrial Users (CIUs) in non-pretreatment POTWs that have control mechanisms in place that implement applicable pretreatment requirements.

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

 

WQ-22   Percent of major dischargers in Significant Noncompliance (SNC) at any time during the fiscal year, and of those, the number, and national percent, discharging the pollutant(s) of concern on impaired waters.

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

POTW Financing and Operations
WQ-23   Number, and national percent, of all major publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs) that comply with their permitted wastewater discharge standards (i.e. POTWs that are not in significant non-compliance).

Definition

OWM

WQ-24 WQ-23 Fund utilization rate [cumulative loan agreement dollars to the cumulative funds available for projects] for the CWSRF.

Definition

OWM

Sylvia Bell
(202) 564-0621
(bell.sylvia@epa.gov)

WQ-25   Number of waterbodies restored or improved per million dollars of CWSRF assistance provided, and number of waterbodies protected per million dollars of CWSRF assistance provided.

Definition

OWM
WQ-26   EPA will work with water and wastewater utilities and other to begin implementing a strategy for promoting sustainable management practices.

Definition

OWM
Restore and Improve Watersheds
WQ-27 WQ-27 Number of watershed-based plans supported under State Nonpoint Source Management Programs since the beginning of FY 02 that have been substantially implemented. (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

Dov Weitman
(202) 566-1207
(weitman.dov@epa.gov)

WQ-28 WQ-28 Number of Tribes that have developed and begun to implement a watershed based-plan for tribal waters.

Definition

OWOW

Dov Weitman
(202) 566-1207
(weitman.dov@epa.gov)

WQ-29 WQ-29 Number, and national percent, of high priority state NPDES permits; high priority EPA non-tribal NPDES permits; and high priority tribal NPDES permits, that are issued as scheduled.

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

 

WQ-30 WQ-30 Number of permits providing for trading between the discharger and other water pollution sources, and in those permits, the number of dischargers that carried out trades. (cumulative)

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

WQ-31 WQ-31 Number of current watershed-based permit(s) issued. (cumulative)

Definition

OWM

Lynn Stabenfeldt
(202) 564-0602
(stabenfeldt.lynn@epa.gov)

WQ-32   Number of impaired watersheds (at the 12 digit scale) where water quality conditions improve. (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

Sarah Furtak
(202) 566-1167
furtak.sarah@epa.gov

WQ-33 WQ-33 Number of water segments known to be impaired or threatened for which States and EPA agree that initial restoration planning is complete (e.g. EPA has approved all needed TMDLs for pollutants causing impairments to the waterbody or has approved a 303(d) list that recognizes that the water body is covered by a Watershed Plan (Category 4b)).

Definition

OWOW

Sarah Furtak
(202) 566-1167
(furtak.sarah@epa.gov)

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Protect Coastal and Ocean Waters

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

Coastal Monitoring
CO-1 CO-1 Headquarters to publish a revised National Coastal Condition Report describing the quality of the Nation’s ocean and coastal waters.

Definition

OWOW

Darrell Brown
(202) 566-1256
(brown.darrell@epa.gov)

CO-2   Number of coastal waterbody impairments restored.

Definition

OWOW
Coastal State Programs
CO-3   Number of coastline miles protected from vessel sewage by "no discharge zones(s)." (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

National Estuary Program
CO-4   Number of coastal waterbody impairments restored within National Estuary Program study areas.

Definition

OWOW

CO-5 CO-5 Number of National Estuary Program priority actions in Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plans (CCMPs) that have been initiated in the current reporting year and the number that have been completed. (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

Darrell Brown
(202) 566-1256
(brown.darrell@epa.gov)

CO-6 CO-6 Rate of return on Federal investment for the National Estuary Programs [dollar value of "primary" leveraged resources (cash or in-kind) divided by Section 320 funds received by the National Estuary Programs (including supplemental, line items, earmarks, and (for LIS) Sections 119)]

Definition

OWOW

Darrell Brown
(202) 566-1256
(brown.darrell@epa.gov)

Ocean Protection
CO-7 CO-7 Number of dredged material management plans that are in place for major ports and harbors.

Definition

OWOW

David Redford
(202) 566-1288
(redford.david@epa.gov)

CO-8 CO-8 Number of active dredged material ocean dumping sites that are monitored in the reporting year, and then the number where action has been initiate in the reporting year to ensure that the site meets environmentally acceptable conditions.

Definition

OWOW

David Redford
(202) 566-1288
(redford.david@epa.gov)

CO-9   Number of active dredged material ocean dumping sites achieving environmentally acceptable conditions (as reflected in each site’s Site Management Plan) in the reporting year.

Definition

OWOW

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Protect Wetlands

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

WT-1 WT-1 Number of wetland acres restored and enhanced, under the President's 2004 Earth Day Initiative. (cumulative)

Definition

OWOW

Robert Wood
(202) 566-1822
(wood.robert@epa.gov)

WT-2 WT-2 Number of states and tribes that have built capacities in wetland monitoring, regulation, restoration, water quality standards, mitigation compliance, and partnership building.

Definition

OWOW

Robert Wood
(202) 566-1822
(wood.robert@epa.gov)

WT-3 WT-3 Number of watershed-based wetlands and stream corridor projects in States and on Indian reservations (combined 5-Star and non 5-Star projects) for which EPA has provided/contributed significant financial and/or technical assistance. (cumulative projects)

Definition

OWOW

Robert Wood
(202) 566-1822
(wood.robert@epa.gov)

WT-4 WT-4 Number of States where the trend in wetland condition has been measured as defined through biological metrics and assessments.

Definition

OWOW

Robert Wood
(202) 566-1822
(wood.robert@epa.gov)

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Protect Mexico Border Water Quality

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

MB-1   Provide safe drinking water to homes in the Mexico Border area that lacked access to safe drinking water in 2003.

Definition

OWM

Ben Hamm
(202) 564-0648
(hamm.ben@epa.gov)

 

MB-2   Provide adequate wastewater sanitation to homes in the Mexico Border area that lacked access to wastewater sanitation in 2003.

Definition

OWM

Ben Hamm
(202) 564-0648
(hamm.ben@epa.gov)

 

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Protect the Great Lakes

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

GL-1 GL-1 Number and percent of all NPDES permitted discharges to the Lakes or major tributaries that have permits limits that reflect the Guidance's water quality standards, where applicable.

Definition

GLNPO

Michael Russ
(312) 886-4013
(russ.michael@epa.gov)

GL-2 GL-2 Number and percent of all CSO permits in the Great Lakes basin that are consistent with the national CSO policy.

Definition

GLNPO

Michael Russ
(312) 886-4013
(russ.michael@epa.gov)

GL-3 GL-3 Number of sediment remedial actions (annual). (U.S. partners have completed about 3 per year since 1997.)

Definition

GLNPO

Michael Russ
(312) 886-4013
(russ.michael@epa.gov)

GL-4 GL-4 Percent of high priority Tier I (significant) Great Lakes beaches where States and local agencies have put into place water quality monitoring and public notification programs that comply with the U.S. EPA National Beaches Guidance.

Definition

GLNPO

Michael Russ
(312) 886-4013
(russ.michael@epa.gov)

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Protect the Chesapeake Bay

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

CB-1 CB-1 Percent of the point source nitrogen reduction and phosphorus reduction goals achieved.

Definition

CBPO

Nita Sylvester
(410) 267-5711 (sylvester.nita@epa.gov)

CB-2 CB-2 Percent of the forest buffer planting goal achieved.

Definition

CBPO

Nita Sylvester
(410) 267-5711 (sylvester.nita@epa.gov)

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Protect the Gulf of Mexico

Number
(FY 07)      (FY 06)

Text of FY 07 Measure

Definitions and reporting methodology

Office &
Contact Name

GM-1 GM-1 Number of impaired segments in the 12 priority coastal areas where water and habitat quality is restored to levels that meet state water quality standards.

Definition

GMPO

Gloria Car
(228) 688-2421 (car.gloria@epa.gov)

GM-2 GM-2 Number of additional acres of important coastal and marine habitats that are restored, enhanced, or protected, above improvements accomplished through 2003.

Definition

GMPO

Gloria Car
(228) 688-2421 (car.gloria@epa.gov)

GM-3 GM-3 Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and Mexican Border States) early warning system to support State and coastal community efforts to manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Definition

GMPO

Gloria Car
(228) 688-2421 (car.gloria@epa.gov)

GM-4 GM-4 Reduce the rate of shellfish-borne Vibrio vulnificus illnesses caused by consumption of commercially harvested raw or undercooked oysters from the average illness rate for the years 1995-1999.

Definition

GMPO

Gloria Car
(228) 688-2421 (car.gloria@epa.gov)

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