WAP-5F (6/23/05 version)
Watershed Action Planning And Implementation: Targets, Community-Led NPS Implementation

State of Ohio NPS Vision, Watershed Action Planning and Implementation

Targets, Community-led NPS Implementation

Goal: Community-led implementation uses an open and flexible network of partners. Key characteristics include diverse stakeholder support and effective linkages to other community efforts.

Community-led: Stakeholders in a watershed community share leadership, collaborate and determine how, when and where to move forward with programs, project or issues based on science and local values.

2005-2010 Targets

Target 1: By 2008, 50% of the population served by community public water systems will realize minimized risk to public health by implementation of drinking water source protection strategies.

Baseline (October 2004): 26% of the Ohio population served by community public water systems has protection strategies in place.

Target 2A: By 2005, ODNR, Division of Soil & Water will establish a system to track local implementation of Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program (CNPCP) management measures.

Target 2B: By 2010, implement 50% of all local actions identified in state endorsed Lake Erie basin WAPs to address CNPCP management measures.

Baseline (June 2004): Some data regarding CNPCP management measure implementation is available. For example, according to a 2002 Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Survey of Local Health Department Operation Inspection Programs in Ohio, all but one of the Lake Erie coastal counties have implemented the HSTS management measures outlined in the CNPCP. However, there is currently no institutionalized, statewide mechanism to track implementation of CNPCP management measures.

Currently, no Lake Erie WAPs have received full state endorsement, thus no data on CNPCP management measure implementation

Target 3A: By 2006, establish a self-assessment tool for local watershed groups to use annually to compare NPS implementation, regardless of funding source, with state endorsed action plan content. The results of the self-assessment will be provided to the state prior to the annual functional review meeting for the project.

Target 3B: By 2008, all local watershed groups with state endorsed plans have completed at least one self assessment comparing NPS implementation with state endorsed action plan content.

Baseline: Ten plans have received state endorsement or conditional endorsement since mid-April 2004 and are just beginning to move into the implementation phase. Therefore, currently there is no system for regular self-assessment of NPS implementation in reference to the state endorsed components of a watershed action plan.

Target 4A: By 2006, Ohio will identify watershed organizations in watershed assessment units where there is currently no record of a group and add the applicable information to the Ohio Watershed Network.

Target 4B: By 2008, Ohio will encourage establishment of local watershed organizations in those watershed assessment units where none exist, particularly if a TMDL will be underway in the following 1 to 3 years.

Baseline: 213 (64%) of the 331 watershed assessment units in Ohio are known to have in place some type of a local watershed organization. Contact information for these organizations has been posted on the Ohio Watershed Network and will continue to be updated as it is provided.