Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) directs States to identify and list waters, known as water quality limited segments (WQLSs), in which current required controls of a specified substance are inadequate to achieve water quality standards. For each WQLS, the State is required to establish a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of the specified substance(s) that the waterbody can receive without violating water quality standards, demonstrate that another program or action will achieve water quality standards, or demonstrate via the development of a Water Quality Analysis (WQA) that water quality standards for the specified substance(s) are currently being achieved. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) hereby gives notice of the public availability of a draft TMDL document for Sediment for West River Watershed (basin code 02131004).
A 30-day public comment period for the draft document will take place from November 9, 2018 to December 10, 2018. Copies of the draft document have been placed in the Edgewater Branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL), 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037 and the Deale Branch of the AACPL, 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale MD 20751. The draft document is also available on the Internet at web site http://www.mde.maryland.gov/TMDL or by contacting Ms. Melissa Chatham by mail at MDE/WSA, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230, or by telephone at 410-537-3937 (outside the Baltimore area, dial 1-800-633-6101 x3937). Anyone wishing to review the draft documents and supporting information or needing technical information may contact Ms. Chatham during normal business hours.
Draft Total Maximum Daily Load of Sediment in the Non-Tidal West River Watershed, Anne Arundel County, MD
Additional Supporting Information
Biological Stressor Identification West River Watershed Report (452KB)
Biological Stressor Identification Methodology (459KB)
Nontidal Sediment TMDL Methodology Report (361KB)
Addendum to the Nontidal Sediment TMDL Methodology Report (23KB)
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