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Maryland's Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

(Updated October 2012)

On December 15, 2011, Maryland provided EPA with a preliminary draft of the State’s Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).  The purpose of the preliminary draft was to provide EPA with an opportunity to confirm that the proposed strategies would meet the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) goals. 

On January 26, 2012 a draft of the report was provided to the public for review and comment. A series of regional public informational meetings on the draft Phase II WIP was held during this comment period. All written comments received by MDE during the comment period, which closed on March 9, 2012, were given full consideration as Maryland finalized the WIP documents for submission to EPA. See below the final Comment Response Document providing the State’s responses to public comments on the draft Phase II WIP.

On March 30, 2012, the revised Phase II WIP documents were submitted to EPA and posted to this web site.  Following the March 30 submission, local jurisdictions were encouraged to continue development or enhancement of their local strategies during a three-month extension of the Phase II schedule. The new or refined strategies and narrative reports, submitted by a number of county WIP teams to MDE in July 2012, have been incorporated along with other updated information in the October 2012 Final Maryland Phase II WIP documentation now provided below. 

 

Maryland's Final Phase II
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)
Portable Document Format

Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan transmittal letter to EPA (March 30, 2012)

Transmittal_Letter.pdf
Executive Summary Executive Summary.pdf

Main Report

Main_Report.pdf

WIP Phase II County Plans (Section III)

Local Plans

Appendix A:  Statewide Narrative Strategies to Meet Interim Reduction Targets

Appendix_A.pdf

Appendix B:  Phase II WIP Strategy Results

Appendix_B.pdf

Appendix C:  Cost Analyses and Funding Studies

Appendix_C.pdf

Appendix D:  Federal Facility Contributions to MD's Phase II WIP

Appendix_D.pdf

Appendix E:  MD State Agency Phase II WIP Reports

Appendix_E.pdf

Appendix F:  Final Target Loads for Significant (Major) Facilities

Appendix_F.pdf

Appendix G:  NPDES Dischargers

Appendix_G.pdf

Appendix H:  Analysis: Meeting the Required Water Quality Response 

Appendix_H.pdf

Draft Phase II WIP Comments Response Document

Comment Response.pdf

 

Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments to Tom Thornton at (410) 537-3656.

 

Links

Implementing Maryland’s WIP: Making Progress towards Bay Restoration Goals

Maryland Department of Agriculture's Chesapeake Bay TMDL Watershed Implementation Plan for Progress in Agriculture (Leaving MDE)

Agro-Ecology Website for Public Meeting Transcriptions (Leaving MDE website)  

Maryland's 2012-2013 Milestone Goals

Accounting for Growth

 

 

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