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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Coliform for Church Creek in the Little Choptank River Basin in Dorchester County, Maryland.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2013-107138
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Coliforms ; Rivers ; Maryland ; Clean Water Act ; Drinking water ; Feces ; Implementation ; Regulations ; Seasonal variations ; Shellfish ; Swimming ; Water pollution control ; Water supply ; Total maximum daily loads(TMDLs) ; Church Creek ; Little Choptank River ; Dorchester County(Maryland)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-107138 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/19/2013
Collation 38p
Section 303(d)(1)(C) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementing regulations direct each State to develop a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for each impaired water quality limited segment (WQLS) on the Section 303(d) list, taking into account seasonal variations and a protective margin of safety (MOS) to account for uncertainty. A TMDL reflects the total pollutant loading of the impairing substance a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards. TMDLs are established to achieve and maintain water quality standards. A water quality standard is the combination of a designated use for a particular body of water and the water quality criteria designed to protect that use. Designated uses include activities such as swimming, drinking water supply, and shellfish propagation and harvest. Water quality criteria consist of narrative statements and numeric values designed to protect the designated uses. Criteria may differ among waters with different designated uses.