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Main Title Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Coliform for the Restricted Shellfish Harvesting Areas of the Pocomoke River in the Lower Pocomoke River Basin and Pocomoke Sound Basin in Somerset and Worcester Counties, Maryland and Accomack County, Virginia, June 2009.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality, Charlottesville.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2009
Stock Number PB2013-107156
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Coliforms ; Shellfish ; Rivers ; Maryland ; Virginia ; Clean Water Act ; Feces ; Implementation ; Jurisdiction ; Regulations ; Water pollution control ; Watersheds ; Total maximum daily loads(TMDLs) ; Pocomoke River ; Somerset County(Maryland) ; Worcester County(Maryland) ; Accomack County(Virginia)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-107156 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 83p
The Pocomoke River is an interstate watershed; the boundary between Maryland (MD) and Virginia (VA) follows along the Pocomoke on the eastern shores of these jurisdictions. This fecal coliform TMDL for the Pocomoke watershed was developed through a cooperative agreement between Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA-DEQ) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). This document, upon approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), establishes Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for fecal coliform in MDs portion of the Lower Pocomoke River and Pocomoke Sound (the Pocomoke) and VAs portion of the Lower Pocomoke River and Pocomoke Sound. Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) 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 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.