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Main Title Water Quality Analyses of Fecal Coliform for Eight Basins in Maryland: Assawoman Bay, Sinepuxent Bay, Newport Bay, and Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County; Monie Bay in Somerset County; Kent Island Bay in Queen Anne's County; Rock Creek in Anne Arundel County; and Langford Creek in Kent County.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2005
Stock Number PB2013-107891
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Coliforms ; Bays ; Streams ; Maryland ; Clean Water Act ; Feces ; Implementation ; Regulations ; US EPA ; Water pollution control ; Total maximum daily load(TMDL) ; Queen Anne County(Maryland) ; Kent County(Maryland) ; Worcester County(Maryland)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-107891 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (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, the State is 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. A segment identified as a WQLS may not require the development and implementation of a TMDL if current information contradicts the previous finding of an impairment. The most common factual scenarios obviating the need for a TMDL are as follows: 1) more recent data indicating that the impairment no longer exists (i.e., water quality criteria are being met); 2) more recent and updated water quality modeling demonstrates that the segment is now attaining criteria; 3) water quality criteria (or the interpretation of the water quality standards) have been refined, resulting in standards being met; or 4) errors made in the initial listing have been corrected.