Yes, Penn State University has a set of interrelated policies and plans to prevent and reduce marine pollution.
To prevent and reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, the university has:
- a policy on disposal of pollutants
- a Stormwater Master Plan
- as part of the Susquehanna River basin the university follows the Susquehanna River Basin Commission permitting for water withdrawals to protect downstream water flows
- the Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan provides a contractual obligation for the continued monitoring of the existing Regional Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan and Impaired Waters Plan
- Penn State Extension Saving the Chesapeake initiative brings together farmers, industry, and government agencies to come up with science-based solutions for reducing pollutants in Pennsylvania’s watersheds impacting the Chesapeake Bay
- the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Pollution National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit regulates nutrient discharge into surface streams that flow to the Susquehanna River and to the Chesapeake Bay