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Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program

Sub-pages:   2014 Program Evaluation Materials   |  GPRA Map and Reports

Work Plans and Performance

Current Work Plan

Each year the Buzzards Bay NEP prepares a one-year work plan on its proposed activities. Below is the link to our current work plan

Federal FY13 Work Plan Tasks (139 kb pdf)

GPRA Reporting

To comply with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that each NEP report the number of priority actions initiated across the NEP, and the number acres of habitat protected and restored. Go to our GPRA Map and Reports page to see a map and description of projects that we were involved with to protect or restore habitat, wetlands, and water quality in the Buzzards Bay watershed.

EPA Headquarters Implementation Review Performance

Roughly every two to four years, the Washington DC office of the US EPA conducts a review of the performance of each National Estuary Program in their efforts to implement the recommendations in the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. Below are EPA's comment letters on past reviews.

EPA's comment letter on our 2002 implementation review

EPA's comment letter on our 2005 implementation review (a 160 kb pdf file).

EPA's comment letter on their 2009 implementation review (a 160 kb pdf file).

The Buzzards Bay NEP is current undergoing another review by EPA. Go to our 2014 Program Evaluation Materials to see the documents related to that review.