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Voluntary incentives for reducing agricultural nonpoint source water pollution

Voluntary incentives for reducing agricultural nonpoint source water pollution

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in [Washington, DC] (1301 New York Ave., NW., Washington 20005-4788) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Farmers -- Education -- United States,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Nonpoint source pollution -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter M. Feather, Joseph Cooper
    SeriesAgriculture information bulletin -- no. 716
    ContributionsCooper, Joseph, United States. Soil Conservation Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination11 p.
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13618275M
    OCLC/WorldCa33004946

    Grass planting and laying of straw around construction sites help reduce runoff and associated nonpoint source pollution. Agricultural Operations. Buffer strips are planted located between a farm field and a body of water. The buffer strip absorbs soil, fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants before they can reach the water. The difficulties inherent in controlling nonpoint-source pollution (NSP) have led to an interest in the use of flexible incentive mechanisms as a means of reducing agricultural pollution. A framework for analyzing alternative flexible incentive mechanisms is presented in this by:

    Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is widely dispersed in the environment and is associated with a variety of human activities. These activities produce pollutants such as nutrients, toxic substances, sediment, and microorganisms that may be delivered to nearby waterbodies following rainfall or directly via atmospheric deposition. and the nonpoint source water pollution abate-ment program in DNR provide for local coverage of the state's soil and water conservation needs, typically at the county level. Further, the DNR nonpoint source pollution abatement financial assistance program intends to focus resources where nonpoint source-related water qualityFile Size: KB.

    reducing total pesticide use. Non-point source pollution (NPS). Pollution consisting of constituents such as sediment, nutrients, and organic and toxic substances from diffuse sources, such as runoff from agricultural and urban land development and use. Generally having a high variability associated with weather conditions. by: This kind of pollution is easy to manage as it can be traced to a single source like pipes, etc. Some factories and sewage treatment plants directly connect themselves to the water bodies and create point source pollution. Since, it comes from a single identifiable source, point source pollution is easier to control.


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Voluntary incentives for reducing agricultural nonpoint source water pollution. research findings on the success of incentive programs to control agricultural nonpoint source pollution. 2 Voluntary Incentives for Reducing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Water Pollution/ AIB geographic locations, the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of.

Get this from a library. Voluntary incentives for reducing agricultural nonpoint source water pollution. [Peter M Feather; Joseph Cooper; United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.].

Downloadable. Agricultural chemicals and sediment from cropland may reduce the quality of America's surface and ground water resources. The Clean Water Act stipulates that individual States are responsible for controlling agricultural nonpoint source pollution. Most State plans rely chiefly on education and technical assistance to promote the adoption of less polluting practices.

Get this from a library. Voluntary incentives for reducing agricultural nonpoint source water pollution. [Peter M Feather; Joseph Cooper; United States. Soil Conservation Service.]. Agricultural nonpoint source water pollution has long been recognized as an important contributor to U.S.

water quality problems and the subject of an array of local, state, and federal. The National Water Quality Assessment shows that agricultural nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is the leading source of water quality impacts on surveyed rivers and streams, the third largest source for lakes, the second largest source of impairments to wetlands, and a major contributor to contamination of surveyed estuaries and ground water.

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution State water quality assessments continue to show that nonpoint source pollution is the leading cause of impairments in surface waters of the U.S. According to these assessments, agriculture is the most wide-spread source of pollution for assessed rivers and lakes.

() (“Nonpoint source pollution control consists largely of vague plans and voluntary programs.”); David Zaring, Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Pollution, and Regulatory Control: The Clean Water Act’s Bleak Present and Future, 20 H.

ARV. NVTL.() (“[T]he programs in place to reduce nonpoint source Cited by: 8. Suter, J.F., C.A. Vossler, G.L. Poe, and K. Segerson. An Experimental Exploration of Voluntary Mechanisms to Reduce Nonpoint Source Water Pollution with a Background Threat of Regulation.

Paper presented at EPA/ NCER/NCEE - Market Mechanisms and Incentives: Applications to Environmental Policy, Washington, Oct.

nonpoint source problems must be flexible in the application of best management practices. (4) Best Management Practices (BMP's) are the most effective, practical means of preventing or reducing pollutants from nonpoint sources in order to achieve water quality goals.

Resources management systems (RMS) are. Recognizing this impediment Segerson and Wu () proposed a voluntary-threat approach to nonpoint source water pollution control.

In such a mechanism a group of polluters is given the opportunity to meet a pollution standard (such as Ā) voluntarily, under threat of a mandatory tax policy to be implemented in the case of voluntary noncompliance. Evaluation of agricultural nonpoint source pollution potential risk over China with a Transformed-Agricultural Nonpoint Pollution Potential Index method.

Yang F, Xu Z, Zhu Y, He C, Wu G, Qiu JR, Fu Q, Liu Q. Agricultural nonpoint source (NPS) pollution has been the most important threat to water environment by: Feather, Peter & Cooper, Joseph C., "Voluntary Incentives for Reducing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Water Pollution," Agricultural Information BulletinsUnited States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Archer, David Walter, Cited by: Nonpoint source (NPS) water pollution regulations are environmental regulations that restrict or limit water pollution from diffuse or nonpoint effluent sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas in a river catchments or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea.

In the United States, governments have taken a number of legal and regulatory approaches to controlling. The increasing problem of agricultural nonpoint source pollution requires complex solutions. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology covers the latest techniques and methods of managing large watershed areas, with an emphasis on controlling non-point source pollution, especially from agricultural run-off.5/5(1).

Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan program to fund important nonpoint source pollution remediation projects. Nonpoint source pollution is widely viewed as one of the most serious threats to our nation's water quality. State and local governments, local watershed and agricultural organizations, and many others are working to devise.

of nonpoint source pollution generally and agricultural nonpoint pollution in particular. Second, this Note will analyze the provi­ sions of the CWA that deal with the pollution problem and evaluate their effectiveness. Third, it will evaluate other possible regulatory solutions to the nonpoint source pollution problem, including oneFile Size: 1MB.

Technical guidance and reference document for use by State, local, and tribal managers in the implementation of nonpoint source pollution management programs. It contains information on the best available, economically achievable means of reducing pollution of surface and ground water from agriculture.

Control of Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution by Natural Wetland Management 65 Time series for flow through the tributary slough pipe and water surface elevations in the wetland cell and adjacent river, lake cell and tributary slough were constructed using interpolation and subsampling to obtain time series with a frequency of day.

State and local governments, volunteer groups, water quality professionals, and ordinary people are working together to clean up our lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.

Whether you live in a big city or in the country, you can prevent nonpoint source pollution by taking simple actions on your property or in your community.Clean Water Act [Federal Water Pollution Control Act] section as well as its amendments have called for development and implementation of area wide water quality management programs to address point and nonpoint source pollution and for states to develop plans for reducing nonpoint pollution and adoption appropriate land management.Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution is pollution resulting from many diffuse sources, in direct contrast to point source pollution which results from a single source.

Nonpoint source pollution generally results from land runoff, precipitation, atmospheric deposition, drainage, seepage, or hydrological modification (rainfall and snowmelt) where tracing pollution back to a single source is difficult.