On December 29, 2010, EPA issued its FINAL Chesapeake Bay TMDL (leaving MDE) presenting a pollution “diet” to restore and protect the Bay. On the same day EPA accepted Maryland's Final Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). Before the Phase I Plan was finalized, a 45-day public review of a draft version of the Plan was conducted. Comments received during the review period have been addressed in a Comment Response Document (CRD). The Final Phase I WIP documents are available in the box below.
In October 2012, Maryland's Final Phase II WIP for the Bay TMDL was posted to this web site. The Phase II WIP provides more detailed pollution reduction strategies to achieve Maryland's Bay restoration goals, including plans developed by the State's local partners in 23 Counties and Baltimore City.
Appendix B1: Detailed Targets and Reduction Schedule
Appendix B2: Maps of Maryland Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Appendix C: NPDES Dischargers in the MD Bay Watershed
Please direct questions or comments to Paul Emmart.
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230