Contaminant Management Workgroup
Members participating with APNEP’s Contaminant Management Workgroup will pursue collaborative initiatives aligned with the following APNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) actions:
*Contaminants generally refer to pathogens, toxics, and nutrients.
For a more detailed explanation of these actions, APNEP’s CCMP can be found here.
Related to these actions, APNEP will facilitate and support a working group to study and recommend appropriate nutrient standards for North Carolina’s estuaries. This work will advance according to North Carolina’s Nutrient Criteria Development Plan using the Albemarle Sound as a pilot study area. APNEP has invited this workgroup to adopt the nutrient criteria development process as one of its initial efforts.