Nonpoint Source Coordinator
(A.K.A. 6217 Program Coordinator)
GA EPD and the Coastal Management Program
Nonpoint Source pollution (not including permitting) non regulatory programs
and best management practices, plus related issues. I am not an expert, but
a generalist in the following fields: Georgia agriculture, marinas and boatyards,
septic systems, municipal wastewater, and urban runoff issues.
Issues of Interest:
Riparian buffers and the Greenspace program, on-site retention of stormwater,
promoting Best Management Practices for stormwater runoff and erosion control,
sewage and septic system issues (including new tracers), Erosion and Sedimentation
control, TMDL strategies, ecologically sensitive or important areas that should
be incorporated into management decisions.
The 24 county coastal area (EPD's Coastal District, which is also the approximate
area subject to the Saltwater Intrusion Management Strategy).
Tracers for sewage pollution in receiving waterways, specific areas in the
coastal plain such as Important Bird Areas, Essential Fish Habitat, etc. that
would warrant protection from land development, studies on septic system leachate
in coastal waters, studies showing nutrient loadings/nutrient uptake in both
estuarine and inland waters, information on incentives for citizen participation
in environmental programs (such as local tax break, reduction of permit fees,
coast-share ideas for cultntary BMP implementation, etc.)