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Main Title Trout Brook Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). DEPLW0714.
Author S. Meidel
CORP Author Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection, Augusta.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2013-100070
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Pollutants ; Load capacity ; Water quality standards ; Watershed management ; Environmental policy ; US EPA ; Brooks ; Critical conditions ; Restoration ; Total Maximum Daily Load(TMDL) ; Clean Water Act ; Trout Brook
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-100070 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/24/2013
Collation 46p
A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a regulatory term in the U.S. Clean Water Act, describing a value of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive while still meeting water quality standards. Alternatively, TMDL is an allocation of that water pollutant deemed acceptable to the subject receiving waters. TMDLs have been used extensively by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental agencies in implementing the Clean Water Act by establishing maximum pollution limits for industrial wastewater dischargers. Trout Brook has multiple water quality problems (stormwater runoff, low dissolved oxygen, high metals concentrations and damaged aquatic life) that violate Maines water quality standards and is considered impaired under the Clean Water Act. Streams, such as Trout, that do not meet minimum standards, are placed on a list (303d) that legally requires the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to conduct a TMDL assessment. The TMDL describes the impairments, pollutant sources and identifies the measures needed to restore the water. The goal of the Clean Water Act, and the TMDL, is for all waterbodies to comply with the states water quality standards.