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. The two-year milestones are also are tracked closely by Maryland’s BayStat (leaving MDE) accountability system.
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 (includes Interim Progress) 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.
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.
* No Submital to date
Other Partner 2017 Milestone Goals
Please direct questions or comments to Jim George at (410) 537-3579.
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