ANNAPOLIS (July 14, 2010)—Maryland is developing a federally required Chesapeake Bay Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan. The six Chesapeake Bay watershed states and the District of Columbia are to submit draft Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan reports by September 1 to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the development of the draft and final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). A TMDL sets a pollution diet for a waterway.
A series of regional meeting have been held across the state to allow representatives from the Maryland departments of the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Planning as well as community groups, environmental scientists and advocates, local government officials, planners, and other interested parties to participate in the process.
The final meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 15 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon in Upper Marlboro at the Prince George's County Soil Conservation District Office located at 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road.
For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl/ .