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Main Title Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Bacteria for the Non-Tidal Georges Creek Basin in Garrett and Allegany Counties, Maryland. Revised Final Report, June 2009.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2009
Stock Number PB2014-101547
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Bacteria ; Feces ; Streams ; Maryland ; Biological communities ; Clean Water Act ; Implementation ; Regulations ; Sediments ; Water resources ; Water sampling ; Total maximum daily loads(TMDLs) ; Allegany County(Maryland) ; Garrett County(Maryland)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-101547 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 04/16/2014
Collation 91p
This document, upon approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), establishes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for fecal bacteria in the non-tidal portion of Georges Creek (basin number 02-14-10-04). Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the 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 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 mainstem of Georges Creek, a designated Use IP waterbody (Water Contact Recreation, Protection of Aquatic Life and Public Water Supply), and all its tributaries, designated Use I waterbodies (Water Contact Recreation and Protection of Aquatic Life) (Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) in the States 303(d) List as impaired by sediments (1996), bacteria (fecal coliform) (2002), low pH (1998 & 2002) and impacts to biological communities (2002).