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Maryland's Draft 2016 Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is announcing the availability of the Draft 2016 Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality (IR) for public review and comment.  The public review period will run from December 23, 2016 to January 23, 2017. Hard copies of the Draft IR may be requested by calling Ms. Rebecca Lang at (410) 537-3947.  Please note that the Department charges a fee to cover printing and shipping costs.

As part of the public review period, the Department is hosting an informational public meeting and conference call in Baltimore at 6pm on January 9, 2017.  Any hearing impaired person may request an interpreter to be present at the meeting by giving five (5) working days notice to Ms. Lang at or by calling (410) 537- 3947. Anyone wanting to participate in this meeting via conference call should also contact Ms. Lang, in advance, for instructions.

Public Meeting Announcement

        Date: January 9,2017
        Time: 6:00 pm
        Location: Lobby Conference Rooms at the Montgomery Park Office Building
                        1800 Washington Blvd
                        Baltimore, MD 21230
        Parking: Red Lot, Enter through Front Gate

Given enough interest, the Department may schedule additional meetings. Comments or questions may be directed in writing to Mr. Matthew Stover, MDE, Science Services Administration, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21230, emailed to, or faxed to the attention of Mr. Stover at 410-537-3873 on or before January 23, 2017. After addressing all comments received during the public review period, a final IR will be prepared and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval.

2016 Integrated Report Fact Sheet


Public Information Powerpoint Presentation (1/9/2017)

Prioritization PowerPoint Presentation (1/9/2017)


Maryland's Draft 2016 Integrated Report of
Surface Water Quality
Portable Document Format


Parts A - E (Including Cover Page, Table of Contents, List of acronyms & Acknowledgements) 

Draft 2016_IR_parts_A-E.pdf  (1,681 KB)

Part F - F.1 (Describes Assessment List Format)

Draft 2016_IR_part_F-F-1.pdf  (301 KB)

Part F.2 Category 2 Waters

Draft 2016_IR_part_F-2.pdf  (140 KB)

Part F.3 Category 3 Waters

Draft 2016_IR_part_F-3.pdf  (83 KB)

Part F.4 Category 4a Waters

Draft 2016_IR_part_F-4.pdf  (281 KB)

Part F.5 Category 4b Waters

Draft 2016_IR_part_F-5.pdf  (28 KB)

Part F.6 Category 4c Waters

Draft 2016_IR_part_F-6.pdf  (34 KB)

Part F.7 Category 5 Waters

Draft 2016_IR_part_F-7.pdf  (136 KB)

Part G - Maryland's New Vision for Prioritizing Impairments for TMDL Development

Draft 2016_IR_parts_G.pdf  (1,809 KB)


Draft 2016_IR_References.pdf (83 KB)

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