This document, upon approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), establishes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for fecal bacteria in the Cherry Creek watershed (basin number 05-02-02-01-00-02). Section 303(d)(1)(C) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and EPAs implementing regulations direct each state to identify and list waters, known as water quality limited segments (WQLSs), in which current required controls of a specified substance are inadequate to achieve water quality standards. For each WQLS, states are required to either establish a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of the specified substance that the waterbody can receive without violating water quality standards or demonstrate that water quality standards are being met. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has identified the Cherry Creek watershed and its tributaries on the State of Marylands 303(d) List as impaired by fecal bacteria (listed in 2008) and impacts to biological communities (listed in 2002). Cherry Creek has been designated as Use III-P (Nontidal Cold Water and Public Water Supply). All other stream segments of the watershed have been designated as Use I (Water Contact Recreation, and Protection of Nontidal Warmwater Aquatic Life). See Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.08.02.08S(4) and 26.08.02.07F(5). This document proposes to establish a TMDL for fecal bacteria in the Cherry Creek watershed that will allow for attainment of the beneficial use designation of water contact recreation. The listing for impacts to biological communities will be addressed in a separate document. MDE monitored the Cherry Creek watershed from 2003-2004 for fecal bacteria. A data solicitation for fecal bacteria was conducted by MDE in 2003, and all readily available data from the past five years were considered.