Maryland's 2016-2017 Milestone Goals

State Two-Year Milestones

To promote continual progress, EPA’s accountability framework for restoring the Chesapeake Bay calls on states to identify milestones to be reached in two-year increments.

Maryland’s 2017 Milestones can cover the period July 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017 depending on the milestone category. There are two broad categories of milestones:

  • The implementation actions are on-the-ground activities that will result in nutrient and sediment load reductions. The “Implementation Actions” summary table will show the incremental amount of pollution control activity for the two-year milestone period. It will not indicate the cumulative amount of implementation nor the reductions at the end of the milestone period. The cumulative reductions are still being developed using the Chesapeake Bay watershed model. These milestones cover the period of July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017.
  • The program enhancement actions (Final status report) are needed to increase resources and improve the implementation processes to accelerate future restoration. These programmatic milestones cover the period of January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017.

EPA Evaluation of Maryland's Milestones

EPA conducted interim evaluations of the Bay watershed jurisdictions' 2016-2017 Milestone progress and their 2016-2017 Milestone commitments.  EPA's evaluation of Maryland's two-year milestone achievements and commitments is available in a interim evaluation document.
The complete evaluations for all States are available on EPA's Chesapeake Bay TMDL Milestones web site (leaving MDE).

Local Two-Year Milestones

In early 2016, the County-based Local WIP Teams submitted Two-Year Milestones to MDE that identify programmatic and implementation goals they will strive to meet during the 2016-2017 milestone period.  The local WIP milestones reflect the near-term commitments of Maryland’s partners in the collaborative effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and our local rivers, lakes and streams.  The Local 2016-2017 Milestones are provided below.

Allegany County** Charles County** Prince George's County**
Anne Arundel County​** Dorchester County* Queen Anne's County**
Anne Arundel Progress** Frederick County St. Mary's County
Baltimore City Garrett County** Somerset County*
Baltimore County* Harford County** Talbot County
Calvert County Howard County** Washington County
Caroline County Kent County** Wicomico County
Carroll County** Montgomery County Worcester County*
Cecil County*

 * No Submital to date

** Final Report Available


Other Partner 2017 Milestone Goals

Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments to Dinorah Dalmasy​ at (410) 537-3572.


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