Draft TMDL Restoration Plans
Notice of Public Comment on TMDL Restoration Plans
Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
Watershed Protection and Restoration Program
Public comment period begins: March 9, 2019
Public comment period ends: 4:30 p.m. on April 9, 2019
WPRP contact person:
Ginger Ellis, Planning Administrator
2662 Riva Road, MS#7409
Annapolis, MD 21401
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works (DPW) Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP) has developed restoration plans to address local water quality impairments for watersheds with an approved Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As defined by EPA, a TMDL sets a maximum load of a specific pollutant or stressor that a water body can assimilate and still meet water quality standards for its designated use.
Per the requirements of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit (11-DP- 3316, MD0068306), Anne Arundel County has developed the following restoration plans to address specific TMDL’s as required:
• “Other West Chesapeake Watershed (Herring Bay) Sediment TMDL Restoration Plan”
• “Patuxent River Watershed PCB TMDL Restoration Plan”
WPRP invites comments from the public on the above proposed TMDL restoration plans. The draft TMDL restoration plans are available for downloading using the links above and can be inspected at the physical address listed above.
Only written comments will be accepted, no phone calls please. The public comment period will end at 4:30 p.m. on April 9, 2019. Written comments should include: title of TMDL restoration plan, name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the comments and should be mailed to WPRP Attn: Ginger Ellis, Planning Administrator, 2662 Riva Road, MS#7409, Annapolis, MD 21401, faxed to WPRP Attn: Ginger Ellis at 410-222-7059, or e-mailed to email@example.com