Survey of Section 319 Projects

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Introduction

  In order to obtain a representative view of non-point source pollution prevention projects funded by the section 319 program, we selected a random sample of projects from across the country. This sample of projects includes the ______ that was funded by the section 319 program between ______ and ______. When answering the questions in this questionnaire, please answer only with regard to this project during this time period.

Here is a link to this project's Grants Reporting and Tracking System sheet:

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Section I: General Project Information

1.  What was the name(s) of the section 319 award recipient(s)?
 
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1a.  What type(s) of organization(s) was the section 319 award recipient(s)?
(check all that apply)
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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2.  What was the name(s) of the entity(ies) that implemented the project?
 
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2a.  What type(s) of organization(s) was the entity(ies) that implemented this project?
(check all that apply)
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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3.  Was the ______ project implemented in a predominantly urban watershed, a predominantly rural watershed, or a watershed with a mixture of rural and urban areas?
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4.  What is the name of the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 12 watershed for which the ______ project was implemented?
 
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5.  Was the ______ project implemented in a portion of a HUC 12 watershed that was listed as impaired under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act at the time of project selection?
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6.  Was the ______ project part of an EPA success story (that is, a water body(ies) within a HUC 12 watershed that was partially or fully removed from the state 303(d) list and/or highlighted by EPA on its section 319 "success stories" Web site at http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/success319/)?
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7.  At the time of project selection, for which of the following pollutants was the HUC 12 watershed or a portion of it listed as impaired and what were the target load reductions listed in the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)?
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Pollutant
Was the water body(ies) within the HUC 12 watershed listed as impaired for this pollutant at the time of project selection?
If yes, what was the target load reduction listed in the TMDL? (please enter numeric values in box)
What is the unit of measure associated with the target load reduction?
  a. Bacteria
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  b. Dissolved oxygen
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  c. Nitrogen
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  d. Phosphorous
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  e. Sediment
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  f. Turbidity
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  g. Temperature
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  h. Metals (for example, iron, aluminum, lead, etc.)
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  i. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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8.  Which of the following were primary sources of impairment for the 303(d)-listed water body(ies) within the HUC 12 watershed?
(Select one response per source)
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Yes
No
Don't know
  a. Agricultural runoff (for example, livestock, commodity crop/ row agriculture)
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  b. Atmospheric deposition
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  c. Construction
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  d. Hydromodification
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  e. Mining and/or mineral extraction (for example, abandoned mine drainage, sand and gravel mining)
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  f. Septic systems
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  g. Silviculture
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  h. Urban runoff (stormwater/ residential)
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  i. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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9.  Was a plan or set of plans (for example, Watershed Implementation Plans, TMDL, other strategy document) that include(s) the 9 key elements of a watershed based plan used to implement this project?
(click here to skip to question 12)
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10.  If yes, does this plan(s) establish goals for any of the following?
(Select one response per goal)
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Yes
No
Don't know
  a. The amount of non-point source pollution to be reduced or removed
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  b. The types of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to be installed
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  c. The amount of BMPs to be installed
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  d. Target load reductions specified by the TMDL
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  e. The types of restoration activities to be conducted
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  f. Removal from the section 303(d) list
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  g. Priorities such as targeted geographic areas
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  h. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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11.  In your opinion, how likely is it that full implementation of this plan would result in the water body(ies) within the HUC 12 watershed achieving its designated aquatic use?
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11a.  Within how many years could the targeted water body(ies) within the HUC 12 watershed achieve its designated aquatic use if the current plan were fully implemented?
  years
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11b.  What are the strategy's strengths?
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11c.  What are the strategy's weaknesses?
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Section II: Project Proposal

12.  Within your jurisdiction, we recognize that there may be other section 319 funded projects that could have been implemented. At the time ______ was proposed, did your organization consider proposing other projects?
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13.  Would that project, or at least one of those projects, have differed from the ______ in any of the following ways?
(Select one response per difference)
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Yes
No
Don't know
  a. Those project(s) would have implemented different BMPs than this project
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  b. Those project(s) would have implemented a different amount of the same BMPs.
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  c. Those project(s) would have implemented BMPs on different properties than this project
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  d. Those project(s) would have focused on different HUC 12 watersheds than this project
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Section IIa: Selection of HUC 12 Watershed(s)

14.  Within your jurisdiction, we recognize that there may be multiple HUC 12 watersheds for which a section 319 funded project could be implemented. At the time ______ was proposed, were there other HUC 12 watersheds that were impaired by non-point source pollution but that did not receive a section 319 project?
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15.  How influential, if at all, was each of the following factors in your organization's decision to select ______ for this project?
(select one box per factor)
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Extremely influential
Very influential
Moderately influential
Somewhat influential
Not at all influential
No opinion/ No basis to judge
  a. Selection criteria used by state in awarding section 319 subgrants
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  b. Selection criteria used for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), or Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
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  c. Selection criteria used for Department of the Interior (DOI) programs such as those used by the Office of Surface Mining
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  d. Selection criteria used for federal programs other than those administered by EPA, USDA, or DOI
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  e. Army Corps of Engineers permitting requirements
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  f. Priorities of local governments
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  g. Priorities of local work groups or local interest groups
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  h. Objectives of Watershed Implementation (or similar) Plan
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  i. Willingness of landowners to adopt certain BMPs
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Extremely influential
Very influential
Moderately influential
Somewhat influential
Not at all influential
No opinion/ No basis to judge
  j. Technical feasibility of installing certain BMPs
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  k. Estimated pollution reduction by BMPs
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  l. Estimated pollution reduction per dollar of BMPs
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  m. Financial cost of BMPs
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  n. Achieving water bodies' designated uses within the HUC 12 watershed
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  o. Achieving load reduction goals established by a TMDL for a water body(ies) within the HUC12 watershed
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  p. Achieving the greatest total pollution reduction
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  q. Removing an impaired water body(ies) within a HUC 12 watershed from the 303(d) list
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  r. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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Section IIb: Selection of Best Management Practices (BMPs)

16.  In addition to the BMPs installed for ______, were there other BMPs that could have addressed the same pollutants from the same sources of impairment?
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17.  How influential, if at all, was each of the following factors in your organization's decision to select the BMPs that were installed for this project?
(select only one circle per factor)
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Extremely influential
Very influential
Moderately influential
Somewhat influential
Not at all influential
No opinion/ No basis to judge
  a. Selection criteria used by state in awarding section 319 subgrants
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  b. Selection criteria used for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), or Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
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  c. Selection criteria used for Department of the Interior (DOI) programs such as those used by the Office of Surface Mining
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  d. Selection criteria used for federal programs other than those administered by EPA, USDA, or DOI
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  e. Army Corps of Engineers permitting requirements
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  f. Priorities of local governments
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  g. Priorities of local work groups or local interest groups
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  h. Objectives of Watershed Implementation (or similar) Plan
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  i. Willingness of landowners to adopt certain BMPs
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Extremely influential
Very influential
Moderately influential
Somewhat influential
Not at all influential
No opinion/ No basis to judge
  j. Technical feasibility of installing certain BMPs
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  k. Estimated pollution reduction by BMPs
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  l. Estimated pollution reduction per dollar of BMPs
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  m. Financial cost of BMPs
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  n. Achieving water bodies' designated uses within the HUC 12 watershed
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  o. Achieving load reduction goals established by a TMDL for a water body(ies) within the HUC12 watershed
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  p. Achieving the greatest total pollution reduction
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  q. Removing an impaired water body(ies) within a HUC 12 watershed from the 303(d) list
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  r. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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18.  Were any federal agencies involved in determining the scale of the project (for example, the amount of BMPs that were installed)?
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19.  If yes, which federal agencies were involved and how were they involved?
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Agency
Was this agency involved?
How was this agency involved?
  a. Environmental Protection Agency
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  b. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
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  c. Bureau of Land Management
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  d. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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  e. Forest Service
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  f. Office of Surface Mining
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  g. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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20.  Were any nonfederal entities or organizations involved in determining the scale of the project (for example, the amount of BMPs that were installed)?
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21.  If yes, which nonfederal entities or organizations were involved and how were they involved?
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Entity
Was this entity involved?
How was this entity involved?
  a. State
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  b. Local (for example, a local workgroup)
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  c. Non-governmental organization
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  d. Individual or private landowner
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  e. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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Section IIc: Selection of Properties / Locations for 319 Projects

22.  In addition to the properties or locations on which the BMPs for this project were installed, were there other properties or locations on which these BMPs could have been installed that would have addressed the same pollutants from the same water bodies within the HUC 12 watersheds?
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23.  How influential, if at all, were each of the following factors in your organization's selection of the locations where BMPs were installed for this project?
(select only one circle per factor)
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Extremely influential
Very influential
Moderately influential
Somewhat influential
Not at all influential
No opinion/ No basis to judge
  a. Selection criteria used by state in awarding section 319 subgrants
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  b. Selection criteria used for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), or Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
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  c. Selection criteria used for Department of the Interior (DOI) programs such as those used by the Office of Surface Mining
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  d. Selection criteria used for federal programs other than those administered by EPA, USDA, or DOI
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  e. Army Corps of Engineers permitting requirements
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  f. Priorities of local governments
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  g. Priorities of local work groups or local interest groups
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  h. Objectives of Watershed Implementation (or similar) Plan
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  i. Willingness of landowners to adopt certain BMPs
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Extremely influential
Very influential
Moderately influential
Somewhat influential
Not at all influential
No opinion/ No basis to judge
  j. Technical feasibility of installing certain BMPs
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  k. Estimated pollution reduction by BMPs
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  l. Estimated pollution reduction per dollar of BMPs
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  m. Financial cost of BMPs
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  n. Achieving water bodies' designated uses within the HUC 12 watershed
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  o. Achieving load reduction goals established by a TMDL for a water body(ies) within the HUC12 watershed
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  p. Achieving the greatest total pollution reduction
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  q. Removing an impaired water body(ies) within a HUC 12 watershed from the 303(d) list
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  r. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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24.  Were any federal agencies involved in determining the location of the project (for example, where the BMPs were to be installed)?
(click here to skip to question 26)
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25.  If yes, which federal agencies were involved and how were they involved?
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Agency
Was this agency involved?
How was this agency involved?
  a. Environmental Protection Agency
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  b. U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
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  c. Bureau of Land Management
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  d. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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  e. Forest Service
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  f. Office of Surface Mining
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  g. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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26.  Were any nonfederal entities or organizations involved in determining the location of the project (for example, where the BMPs were to be installed)?
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27.  If yes, which nonfederal entities or organizations were involved and how were they involved?
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Entity
Was this entity involved?
How was this entity involved?
  a. State
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  b. Local (for example, a local workgroup)
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  c. Non-governmental organization
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  d. Individual or private landowner
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  e. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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Section III: Implementation/ Goals

28.  Did your organization use guidance from any of the following sources in implementing this project?
(Select one response per source)
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Yes
No
Don't know
  a. NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)
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  b. USDA Farm Services Agency guidance (CRP, CREP)
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  c. State guidance
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  d. Office of Surface Mining
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  e. Bureau of Land Management
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  f. Forest Service
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  g. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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29.  Were any federal agencies involved in implementing this project (for example, designing or installing BMPs)?
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30.  If yes, what type of assistance did each of the following agencies provide?
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Agency
Was this agency involved?
What type of assistance did the agency provide?
  a. Environmental Protection Agency
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  b. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
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  c. USDA Farm Services Agency
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  d. Bureau of Land Management
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  e. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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  f. Forest Service
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  g. Office of Surface Mining
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  h. Other
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  If "other", please identify agency and/or specify assistance provided:
 
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31.  Were any nonfederal entities or organizations involved in implementing this project (for example, designing or installing BMPs)?
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32.  If yes, what type of assistance did each of the following nonfederal entities or organizations provide?
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Entity
Was this entity involved?
What type of assistance did the entity provide?
  a. State
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  b. Local (for example, a local workgroup)
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  c. Non-governmental organization
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  d. Individual or private landowner
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  e. Other
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  If "other", please identify entity and/or specify assistance provided:
 
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Section IV: Challenges

33.  Did any challenges prevent this project from finishing on schedule, staying on budget, or achieving the desired levels of pollution reduction?
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33a.  If yes, what were the challenges?
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34.  Did this project require a grant revision?
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34a.  If yes, what was the nature of the revision?
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35.  Did this project require a grant extension?
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35a.  If yes, what was the length of the extension?
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36.  In order to meet the designated aquatic use established for the targeted water body(ies) within the HUC 12 watershed, would each of the following additional actions need to be taken?
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Would need to be taken
Would NOT need to be taken
Don't know
  a. Install the same type of BMPs (those already funded by section 319 grants) on a greater portion of the HUC 12 watershed or additional properties
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  b. Install different types of BMPs not already funded by section 319 grants within the HUC 12 watershed
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  c. Other action (please specify below)
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  If "other", please specify:
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Section V: Monitoring and Oversight

37.  Which of the following pollutants, if any, were reduced as a result of this project, and what was the estimated load reduction for each pollutant?
(check all that apply)
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Pollutant
Was this pollutant reduced as a result of this project?
If yes, what was the estimated load reduction? (please enter numeric values in box)
What is the unit of measure associated with the estimated load reduction?
  a. Bacteria
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  b. Dissolved oxygen
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  c. Nitrogen
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  d. Phosphorous
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  e. Sediment
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  f. Turbidity
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  g. Temperature
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  h. Metals (for example, iron, aluminum, lead, etc.)
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  i. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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38.  What method(s) did your project use to estimate these load reductions?
(check all that apply)
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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39.  Which of the following models were used to calculate the load reductions associated with this project?
(check all that apply)
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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40.  As you know, section 319 grants require non-federal matching funds. For the ______ do the estimated load reductions in GRTS apply to the entire project-both matching funds (including in kind match) and other federal funds-or do they only apply to the portion of the project funded by section 319?
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41.  Which of the following entities, if any, provide oversight for the BMPs that were installed for this project to determine whether they are reducing nonpoint source pollution?
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Entity
Was this entity involved?
What type of oversight?
How does this entity provide oversight (for example, reporting requirements beyond that required by EPA, project site visits by state official(s) or ad hoc communication about project progress and success)?
  a. Environmental Protection Agency
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  b. U.S. Department of Agriculture
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  c. Forest Service
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  d. Office of Surface Mining
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  e. State agency
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  f. Conservation district
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  g. Other local entity
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  h. Other (please specify below):
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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42.  What are the minimum and maximum number of years that the responsible parties are required to maintain the BMPs?
(check all that apply)
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  Minimum number of years:
  years
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  Maximum number of years:
  years
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43.  What types of mechanisms are available to compel compliance with BMP installation agreements (for example, fines/citations or pro-rated payback of funds)?
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44.  Has your organization experienced any examples of landowners not complying with agreements made under this project or of BMPs not being maintained?
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44a.  If yes, please provide examples:
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44b.  If yes, please specify corrective actions that were taken in response:
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45.  How close, if at all, is the targeted water body(ies) within this HUC 12 watershed to reaching its designated use because of this project?
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46.  What are the minimum and maximum number of years you expect BMPs on this project to continue to provide the pollution reduction?
(check all that apply)
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  Minimum number of years:
  years
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  Maximum number of years:
  years
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47.  Did the project accomplish all objectives originally identified in the project proposal, such as installing the type and amount of BMPs at the desired locations in the desired HUC 12 watershed(s)?
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47a.  In what ways did the project not meet the objectives originally identified in the project proposal?
(check all that apply)
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Section VI: Funding Sources

48.  Based on the Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS) database, we understand that the ______ project received $______ in incremental funds and $______ in base funds from the section 319 program between ______ and ______. Is this correct?
(click here to skip to question 49)
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48a.  What is the correct amount?
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  Incremental funds:
$ 
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  Base funds:
$ 
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49.  Approximately how much of the project's total section 319 funds, including incremental and base, were used to support the following activities for this project between ______ and ______?
(select one circle per activity)
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Less than 5%
5-24 %
25-44%
45-54%
55-74%
75-94%
95% or more
Unable to determine
  a. BMP design
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  b. BMP implementation (includes construction)
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  c. Coordination staff
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  d. Education and outreach
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  e. Developing a watershed plan or Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document
(View responses)
  f. Water quality monitoring
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  g. Administration or overhead costs (includes personnel services)
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  h. Consulting or professional services not included in BMP design or implementation (hiring consultants, contractors, or other third parties with necessary expertise)
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  i. Other (please specify below)
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  If other, please specify:
 
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50.  In addition to the funding provided by the section 319 grant, how much funding, if any, was allocated to this project from other federal funding sources between ______ and ______? Enter the total dollar amounts in the box next to the listed source. Enter a "0" in the box if the project did not receive any funding from the listed source.
(check all that apply)
(click here to skip to question 52)
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Source
Amount
  a. USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
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  $ 
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  b. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP or CCRP)
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  $ 
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  c. Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
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  $ 
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  d. Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
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  $ 
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  e. Clean Water State Revolving Fund
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  $ 
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  f. NOAA Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA) - including all estuary funding.
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  $ 
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  g. Forest Service
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  $ 
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  h. Bureau of Land Management
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  $ 
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  i. Fish and Wildlife Service
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  $ 
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  j. Office of Surface Mining
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  $ 
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  k. Other (please specify below):
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  $ 
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  If "other", please specify:
 
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51.  Approximately how much of the total funding from all of these other federal funding sources was used to support each of the following activities for this project between ______ and ______?
(select one circle per activity)
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Less than 5%
5-24 %
25-44%
45-54%
55-74%
75-94%
95% or more
Unable to determine
  a. BMP design
(View responses)
  b. BMP implementation (includes construction)
(View responses)
  c. Coordination staff
(View responses)
  d. Education and outreach
(View responses)
  e. Developing a watershed plan or Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document
(View responses)
  f. Water quality monitoring
(View responses)
  g. Administration or overhead costs (includes personnel services)
(View responses)
  h. Consulting or professional services not included in BMP design or implementation (hiring consultants, contractors, or other third parties with necessary expertise)
(View responses)
  i. Other (please specify below)
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  If other, please specify:
 
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52.  How much direct and/or in-kind contributions, if any, did this project receive from any of the following non-federal sources between ______ and ______?

If you are unable to separate the funding into direct contributions and/or in-kind, please list the total dollar amount in the last column. Enter the total dollar amounts in the box next to the listed source. Enter a "0" in the box if the project did not receive any funding from the listed source
(check all that apply)
(click here to skip to question 54)
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Total dollar amount from direct contributions per source (if possible to disaggregate)
Total value of in-kind contributions per source (if possible to disaggregate)
If you are unable to separate, please report total value of non-federal contributions (direct and in-kind) per source
  a. State government
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  $ 
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  $ 
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  $ 
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  b. Local government
(View responses)
  $ 
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  $ 
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  $ 
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  c. Non-governmental organization
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  $ 
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  $ 
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  $ 
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  d. Private sources (please specify below):
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  $ 
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  $ 
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  $ 
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  If private source, please specify below:
 
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53.  Approximately how much of the non-federal funds was used to support each of the following activities for this project between ______ and ______?
(select one circle per activity)
(View responses)
   
Less than 5%
5-24 %
25-44%
45-54%
55-74%
75-94%
95% or more
Unable to determine
  a. BMP design
(View responses)
  b. BMP implementation (includes construction)
(View responses)
  c. Coordination staff
(View responses)
  d. Education and outreach
(View responses)
  e. Developing a watershed plan or Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) document
(View responses)
  f. Water quality monitoring
(View responses)
  g. Administration or overhead costs (includes personnel services)
(View responses)
  h. Consulting or professional services not included in BMP design or implementation (hiring consultants, contractors, or other third parties with necessary expertise)
(View responses)
  i. Other (please specify below)
(View responses)
 
  If other, please specify:
 
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54.  Which of the following sources of information did you use to answer questions 48-53 above regarding funding for this project?
(select one circle per source)
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Used
Did not use
  a. Personal memory
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  b. Discussions with colleagues
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  c. Invoices
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  d. Project budget
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  e. Other (please specify below):
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  If other, please specify:
 
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55.  What is the name, title, and contact information of the person(s) who completed this questionnaire in case GAO needs to follow up on information provided in this questionnaire?
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  Name
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  Title
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  Organization
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  Phone (XXX-XXX-XXXX)
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  E-mail address
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