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Chesapeake Bay "Pollution Diet"
Posted by tomcal on Oct. 29, 2009 16:49
The EPA will be holding a series of public meetings to discuss the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay. EPA is scheduled to hold 14 public meetings throughout the watershed’s six states – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New York – and the District of Columbia from early November through mid-December 2009.

You can view the press release from EPA here to find a meeting near you: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/4BE69965136A61078525765B0063D2B9

The USEPA Chesapeake Bay page is here: www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl.

Each of the states that are in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have identified water quality limited streams and developed (or are developing) TMDLs for those water bodies. The Chesapeake Bay TMDL is different and will be developed by EPA. The loads specified in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL may not be the same as those for an individual streams or rivers flowing to the Bay - they could be more or less stringent depending on the condition of the individual stream and the TMDL developed by the state.

It is likely that nutrients will be the focus of the Bay TMDL. As such, your compliance documents will likely be your IPM Plan and documented BMPs, which you can get at GreenGolfUSA!

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