From 2004. Subsegments 040503, 040505; Ponchatoula Creek and Yellow Water River; Watershed Survey Report Nutrient Trading Pilot Project in Impaired River Segments in Ponchatoula Creek and Yellow Water River, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Mandates that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) advance the scientific understanding and ability to detect, monitor, assess, and predict HABs and hypoxia events in coastal waters and the Great Lakes. In 2004, Congress reauthorized and expanded HABHRCA by passing the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Amendments Act required federal agencies to assess HABs to include freshwater and estuarine environments and develop reports and plans to reduce the likelihood of HAB formation and to mitigate their damage.
To address cyanobacterial HABs that impacted living marine resources, fish and shellfish harvests and recreational and service industries along the U.S. coastal waters. Title VI of Public Law 105-383, section 604(b), enacted on 13 November 1998.
In response to Hurricane Katrina, FEMA and GOHSEP allocated $50million to CPRA for coastal restoration projects. Following a major disaster declaration, the HGMP provides funding for long-term hazard mitigation projects that help reduce the impact of future storms. For a list of approved projects, see Appendix E of the FY2013 CPRA Annual Plan.
Launched in 2009; Has been encouraging local and state agencies to be proactive and place a stronger emphasis on protecting their remaining healthy watersheds as a way to save money and the environment.