Triennial Review Archives

​Maryland’s 2016 Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards

On March 14, 2018, the Secretary of the Environment adopted amendments to the water quality standards regulations. Final action on the regulations was published in the March 30, 2018 edition of the Maryland Register Online. EPA approved Maryland’s amendments and Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards on July 11, 2018.
 
As part of the public review process, MDE published a notice of proposed action in the May 26, 2017 issue of the Maryland Register. This marked the beginning of the public comment period that ended on July 10, 2017 (please note that the public comment period was extended). During this public comment period MDE also held a public hearing on June 13, 2017 in Baltimore.
 
Please click on the links below to access the final approved 2016 Triennial Review materials including the description of regulatory changes, the recording of the public hearing and presentation, the comment-response document, and the letter of approval from EPA.
 
Other materials, relating to the proposed removal of Tier II segments, were requested by attendees of the hearing and are provided in the three bullets below.   

Maryland’s 2013 Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards

On April 2, 2014, the Secretary of the Environment adopted amendments to the water quality standards regulations. These amendments were proposed in the December 13, 2013 edition of the Maryland Register (40:20 Md. R.). Final action on the regulations was published in the April 18 edition of the Maryland Register. Click here: Maryland Register Online. Comments specific to this proposal were received and have been addressed in a comment/response document. To see a list of those waters which had their Use Classes changed in the regulations, please click on the following link.

 

Questions may be directed in writing to Timothy Fox at Tim.Fox@maryland.gov.