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Main Title Total Maximum Daily Load of Sediment in the Upper North Branch Potomac River Watershed, Garrett County, Maryland. Final Report.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2006
Stock Number PB2014-101572
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Sediments ; Watersheds ; Maryland ; Biological communities ; Clean Water Act ; Implementation ; Metals ; Nutrients ; Regulations ; Rivers ; Water pollution control ; Total maximum daily load(TMDL) ; Upper North Branch Potomac River ; Garrett County(Maryland)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-101572 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 49p
This document, upon approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), establishes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for sediment in the Upper North Branch Potomac River Watershed (basin number 02141005). Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the EPA's 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 TMDL of the specified substance that the waterbody can receive without violating water quality standards, or demonstrate that water quality standards are being met. (CWA, 2006) The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has identified the waters of the Upper North Branch Potomac River (basin number 02141005) on the States 303(d) List submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by MDE as impaired by nutrients (1996), sediments (1996), pH (1996), metals - unspecified (1996), methylmercury (2002), and portions of the basin for impacts to biological communities (2002 and 2004) (MDE, 2006a). The designated use of the Upper North Branch Potomac River is Use I-P (Water Contact Recreation, Protection of Aquatic Life, and Public Water Supply) (COMAR, 2006a).