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Development Support for the Chesapeake Bay Phase II WIP

What is a Phase II WIP? 

How will Maryland Develop the Phase II WIP?

What are the Key Elements of the Phase II WIP?

Guidance Binder Materials

Webinar Information

Local Team Webpages

MDA's Bay TMDL WIP Progress for Agriculture

 

Meetings with Stakeholders

Informational Meetings on the Phase II WIP

Fact Sheets and Key Documents

TMDL Implementation - General

Contact Information

Other Useful Links

What's New?

Maryland’s Continuing WIP Local Engagement webpage - "Implementing MD's WIP"

Maryland's Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (October 2012)

 

Overview

During 2011-2012, Maryland is working with local teams to develop a Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) for the Chesapeake Bay. This web page provides information that supports that plan development process.

 

What's a Phase II WIP? 

The Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) is part of a 3-phased planning process to achieve nutrient and sediment clean-up goals for the Chesapeake Bay.  This initiative is important because it will create the road map and accountability framework that steer us toward clean local streams a healthy Chesapeake Bay.

During 2010 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set limits on the amount of nutrients and sediments that can enter the Chesapeake Bay.  In addition to setting these limits, known as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), EPA required the Bay states to developed statewide "Phase I" WIPs.  The Phase I WIP allocates the allowable load among different sources and identifies statewide strategies for reducing nutrients and sediments that impair the Chesapeake Bay. The Executive Summary of Maryland's Phase I WIP further explains the rationale for the plan.

The Phase II WIP will refine the Phase I plan to include more local details about where and how nutrient and sediment loads will be reduced to clean up the Bay. Although the Phase II WIP is a State document, required by EPA, Maryland is strongly encouraging local partners to participate in developing the plan during 2011.

 

How will Maryland Develop the Phase II WIP?

During 2011, the State will work with local teams to develop the Phase II WIP.  The local teams, organized at the county scale, will include representation of entities with responsibility and authority to control nutrient and sediment loads like county and municipal governments, soil conservation districts, federal and State agencies among others.

State staff will serve as "liaisons" to the local teams and lead them through a systemmatic series of steps to formulate the key elements of the plan.  The elements of the plan and guidance materials for the development process are provided below.

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What are the Key Elements of the Phase II WIP?

The following is a brief summary of the key parts of the Phase II WIP.  These are described further in the Guidance Binder materials below.

  • Target Loads: The Phase I WIP included "Final Target Loads," predicted to meet water quality standards, that are to be achieved by 2020.  "Interim Target Loads" that meet 70% of the Final Targets are to be achieved by 2017. Because the EPA's watershed model will be revised as part of the Phase II process, these target loads are expected to change somewhat. Because it was determined that meeting the 70% by 2020 was unachievable within the given timeframe, Phase II WIP will have the goals of meeting 60% of the Final target by 2025.

In addition to this overall shift, the Phase II WIP will further divide the Interim and Final Target Loads among a) smaller geographic areas and b) types of sources, like waste water treatment plants, urban stormwater, septic systems and various agricultural sources. It will also identify a set of specific actions that are capable of achieving the reductions necessary to meet the Interim Target by 2017. The intent is to provide goals at a local scale so that the shared responsibility is clearer to everyone.

  • Current Capacity Analysis: The Phase II WIP will help determine how much the Interim Target, of 60% of the 2025 Final Target, we can achieve by 2017 with current resources. The Current Capacity Analysis will identify the gap between what we can achieve with our current capacity and what Maryland needs to achieve. The analysis should account for future growth in loads and will help us better understand our resource limitations and needs.  EPA guidance prompts a broad view of "capacity" by considering legal, regulatory, staffing, financial, technical and programmatic capacity. This can be accomplished by including these considerations as part of describing our key programs. These analyses will support the development of strategies and 2-Year Milestones outlined below.
  • Strategies to Achieve Interim Targets:  The Phase II WIP will include commitments to strategies for achieving needed pollution reductions. The strategies will build upon the capacity analyses and program descriptions noted above. The plan will also include specific controls, technologies, and practices that we commit to implementing by 2017 to meet the Interim Target Loads.  As needed, the plan will describe enhancements to policies, programs, authorities and regulations needed to increase our capacity.  For each strategy, the plan will include a schedule by which key steps will be taken, including capacity-enhancement steps.
  • Contingency Strategies:  The Phase II WIP will include back-up options for those strategies that are delayed or cannot be implemented for some reason. 
  • Tracking & Reporting:  The Phase II WIP will include descriptions of local procedures, currently underway or planned, for tracking and reporting the kinds of implementation addressed by the strategies. 
  • 2-Year Milestone Commitments for 2012-2013:  Although not formally part of the Phase II WIP, the State will be working closely with local partners to develop near-term implementation and program development goals by November 1, 2011.

 

Guidance Binder Materials - (Materials are being added as they are developed) 

I. Background & Introduction to Phase II WIP

A. Background & Introduction Presentation (Audio Version, PowerPoint PDF)

B. Introductory Materials

1. Basic Expectations for Phase II WIP

2. Overview of Phase II WIP Development Process

3. Initial Schedule for Developing Phase II WIP

4. Key Technical Focus & Outcome of Phase II

C. Executive Summary of Phase I WIP

D. Executive Summary of Bay TMDL

E. EPA Expectations Letter (Summary and link to full letter)

F. Federal Accountability Framework and EPA Consequences Letter (Summary and link to full letter)

G. 2-Year Milestones Overview (Summary and web link to Maryland's Current 2-Year Milestones)

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II. Schedule and Deliverables

    A. Revised Schedule - To July 2012

    B. Key Deliverables - Due November 18, 2012:

1. Interim Target (2017) MAST Scenario

2. Final Target (2025) MAST Scenario

3. 2-Year 2013 Milestones: To be incorporated into Local WIP Strategy Narrative section of the WIP

4. Local WIP Strategy Narrative

    i. See:  WIP Report Structure - Guidance (Section III is the local section of the WIP)

   ii. See:  WIP II Local Strategy Documentation Guidance  (Key subsection of the local section of the WIP)

III. Document Template and Guidance

A. Addressing WIP-Elements (In Anticipated Order of Development)

B. Current Capacity & 2-Year Milestones

1. Information Request Worksheets by Sector

    i. Current Pace and Program Descriptions for Stormwater Restoration

ii. WWTP flow projections and upgrade plans 

iii. Current Pace and Program Descriptions for Septic System Upgrades

iv. Other Programs.

C. Tracking & Reporting

1. Urban BMP Submittal Form (Land use Key)

    i. Local Stormwater Reporting Contact List  -  PDF

D. Watershed Planning Framework (How WIP fits together with local watershed planning)

E. Interim and Final Targets (Phase II WIP)

F. Strategies for Interim Targets (Load Reduction & Gap Analyses)

G. Contingencies (“Plan-B” Strategies)

H. Accounting for Growth in Loads

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IV. Maps by County

A. Static maps (Narrative explaining the geography)

B. Google maps (with instructions)

C. Decentralized Wastewater Management Gap Closer Research and Analysis - PDF 

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VI. Allocations and Scenarios 

A. Phase I WIP Loads based on earlier model - Phase 5.3.0

1. Phase I WIP Summary Loads (statewide and by county)

2. Orientation to the Phase I WIP Summary Loads (Presentation - PDF) 

B. Phase II WIP Updated Summary Loads (Based on updated model - Phase 5.3.2)

C. County Level MAST Scenarios and Loads (March 30, 2012)

VII. BMP Analysis Tool (MAST)

A. Introductory Presentation on Maryland Assessment and Scenario Tool (MAST) - PDF 

B. MAST Factsheet - PDF

C. Training Materials and Supplemental Information (Landuse, BMP Information and Effectiveness Maps)

D. How To Share MAST Scenarios - PDF

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VIII. BLANK - Unused Section 

IX. Frequently Asked Questions

     A. Technical Questions on the Phase II WIP Process (6/20/2011)  -  PDF

X. Available State Resources

A. GIS Resources 

B. State Liaison Contact Information 

XI. Chesapeake Bay Program and EPA Resources

A. Common BMPs and Efficiencies (leaving MDE website)  

B. Scenario Builder Documentation (leaving MDE website)

 XII. Additional Documents 

     A. Maryland's Phase II BMP Approval Protocal  -  PDF

     B. Stormwater Retrofit Cost Estimate Study and Worksheets

         1. Costs of Stormwater Management Practices in Maryland Counties, October 10, 2011 - PDF

         2. Stormwater Cost Estimate Worksheet - Excel File

         3. Stormwater Fee Estimation Worksheet - Illustration - Excel File

      C. Final Key WIP Guidance Documents:

          1. Revised Phase II WIP Schedule - PDF

          2. WIP Report Structure - Including Outline of Local Section of WIP - PDF

          3. WIP II Local Team Strategy Guidance - PDF

          4. 2-Year Milestone Guidance - PDF

Webinar Information

To listen to the webinar, download the recording zip file. Right click on the downloaded/saved file and select "Extract All" and save the extracted files. To start the recording, open the HTML file labeled "Index".

April 2011 Webinar - Recording - ZIP (Note: There were some technical difficulties and several slides were not recorded.)

      Overview Presentation - PDF

      MAST Presentation - PDF

      Phase I Loads Presentation - PDF

      Webinar Q&A - PDF

 May 2011 Webinar - Recording - ZIP

      2-Year Milestone Guidance - PDF

      Maryland's Nutrient Trading Program - PDF

      MAST and CBP Phase 5.3.2 Land Use - PDF

      Webinar Q&A  -  PDF

June 2011 Webinar - Recording - ZIP (Note: Due to technical difficulties the voice track and slide show are not synched and could not be fixed. It is suggested, with the audio portion of the webinar running, follow along with either the digital or printed copy of the presentations.

      Maryland Phase I WIP Strategy  -  PDF

      MAST Training Overview  -  PDF

      Webinar Q&A  -  PDF

 July 2011 Rural Webinar (July 14, 2011) - Recording - ZIP

      Phase II WIP Strategies in a Rural Setting  -  PDF

      Webinar Q&A  -  PDF

 July 2011 MAST Training Webinar (July 19, 2011) - Recording - ZIP

      MAST Training Presentation  -  PDF

      Webinar Q&A  -  PDF

 August 2011 MAST Training Webinar for Federal Partners - Recording - ZIP

      MAST Presentation  -  PDF

 October 2011 WIP Phase II Webinar Schedule and Final Guidance (Oct 13, 2011)- Recording - ZIP

      Guidance Presentation  -  PDF

 
May 2012 Webinar (no recording available)  

      May Webinar - WIP Local Refinements and Implementation - PDF

      MAST - How to Copy Scenarios - PDF

 
November 2012 Webinar (no recording available)

    November 2012 Webinar Presentation - Following Phase II WIP Development - PDF

    November 2012 Webinar Q&A - PDF

 

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Phase II WIP Local Team Webpages

 Allegany County

 Charles County

 Prince George's County

 Anne Arundel County

 Dorchester County

 Queen Anne's County

 Baltimore City

 Frederick County

 St. Mary's County

 Baltimore County

 Garrett County

 Somerset County

 Calvert County

 Harford County

 Talbot County

 Caroline County

 Howard County

 Washington County

 Carroll County

 Kent County

 Wicomico County

 Cecil County

 Montgomery County

 Worcester County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meetings with Stakeholders on the Phase II WIP Process

WIP Stakeholder Advisory Committee

August 11, 2010

    Meeting Agenda  -  PDF

    Meeting Notes  -  PDF

September 13, 2010

    Meeting Agenda  -  PDF

    Meeting Notes  -  PDF

December 9, 2010

    Meeting Agenda  -  PDF

    Meeting Notes  -  PDF

February 4, 2011

    Meeting Agenda  -  PDF

    Meeting Notes  -  PDF

    Caroline County Presentation  -  PDF

    Anne Arundel County Presentation  -  PDF

April 18, 2011

    Meeting Agenda  -  PDF

    Meeting Notes  -  PDF

June 20, 2011

    Meeting Agenda  -  PDF

    Meeting Notes  -  PDF

     

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Federal Facility Informational Meeting

Meeting with Federal Facility Managers and Representatives - June 21, 2011

    MAST Factsheet - PDF

 

Informational Meetings on the Phase II WIP

Regional Kickoff Workshops:  During January and February 2011 Maryland hosted five regional workshops with the assistance of the Hughes Center for AgroEcology, with funding support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Town Creek Foundation. The day-long meetings introduced participants to general background, the Phase II WIP process during the morning sessions.  During the afternoon State liaisons initiated a process of establishing local teams that will work as partners with the State to develop the Phase II WIP.

The following is a list of the Regional Phase II WIP Workshop locations, dates and participating counties:

Western Maryland: Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties.
January 19, 2011 Williamsport Banquet Hall, 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795

Central Maryland: Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery Counties.
January 21, 2011 Padonia Park Club, 12006 Jenifer Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Lower Western Shore: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties.
February 3, 2011 Patuxent River 4-H Center, 18405 Queen Anne Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Lower Eastern Shore: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
February 7, 2011 Salisbury University, Guerrieri University Center, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801

Upper Eastern Shore: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.
February 9, 2011 Krystal Q Banquet Hall, 9630 Technology Drive, Easton, MD 21601-7027

The following presentations reflect the information provided during the morning orientation sessions of the regional workshops:

 

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Briefings of Local Elected Officials

 

St. Mary's County Commissioners

Date      March 8, 2011
Time 10:00 am
Location

41770 Baldridge St.
Leonardtown, MD 20350

Meeting Minutes (PDF) Meeting Video (See 3/8/11 am)
 

Charles County Commissioners

Date      March 8, 2011
Time 2:30 pm
Location Government Building,
200 Baltimore Street
LaPlata, MD

 

Town of La Plata

Date      March 8, 2011
Time 7:00 pm
Location La Plata Town Hall
305 Queen Anne Street
La Plata, Maryland, 20646
 

Carroll County Commissioners

Date      March 10, 2011
Time 10:15 am
Location

County Office Bldg
225 North Center St.,
Westminster, MD 21157
Room 311

  

Somerset County Commissioners

Date      March 15, 2011
Time 2:30 pm
Location 11916 Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD, 21853
Room 111
Meeting Summary (PDF)
 

Dorchester County Commissioners

Date      March 15, 2011
Time 6:50 pm
Location

501 Court Lane
Cambridge, 21613

Meeting Summary (PDF)

 

Regional 2011 Fall Phase II Workshops: During September 2011 Maryland hosted five regional workshops with the assistance of the Hughes Center for AgroEcology, with funding support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Town Creek Foundation. The day-long meetings provided information regarding Funding, Agricultural Progress and Issues and Stormwater Management Planning, during the morning sessions.  During the afternoon presentations regarding Strategies and Preparing the Plan were presented.

The following is a list of the Regional Phase II WIP Workshop locations, dates and participating counties:  

Western Maryland: Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties.
September 14, 2011, Williamsport Banquet Hall, 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, Maryland 21795

Upper Eastern Shore: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.
September 16, 2011, The Milestone, 9630 Technology Drive, Easton, Maryland 21601

Lower Western Shore: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s and Montgomery Counties.
September 22, 2011, IC Hall, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland 20659

Central Maryland: Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties.
September 23, 2011, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Lower Western Shore: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties.
September 22, 2011, IC Hall, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland 20659

Lower Eastern Shore: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
September 30, 2011, Salisbury University, Guerrieri University Center, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

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Factsheets and Key Documents

 

Contact Information  

Phase II WIP Liaisons and Local Team Lead by County - PDF

For general information on the Phase II WIPs and TMDL Implementation contact Jim George at (410) 537-3579.

Other Useful Links

TMDL Development Home Page

TMDL Implementation Home Page

Maryland Nutrient Trading Policy

Maryland Nutrient Trading - Point to Agricultural Non-point (leaving MDE website)

EPA's Chesapeake Bay TMDL Website (leaving MDE website)

MDE's Chesapeake Bay Restoration Website

A Citizen's Guide to the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (EcoCheck Newsletter) (leaving MDE website)

LGAC's Document on Local Governments’ Role in Watershed Implementation Plans (leaving MDE's Website)

Maryland's 2012-2013 Milestone Goals (March 30, 2012)

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Archives

Maryland's Public Review Draft Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (January 6, 2012)

EPA Letter Revising Schedule for Final Allocations - August 2011 - PDF

Announcement on Delay of the Release of Local Allocations  -  PDF

 

 

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