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RECORD NUMBER: 2003 OF 2319

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Main Title Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Coliform for the Restricted Shellfish Harvesting Area in Back Creek of the Honga River Basin in Dorchester County, Maryland.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2005
Stock Number PB2014-102422
Additional Subjects Fecal bacteria ; Water quality ; Anacostia River Basin ; Maryland ; Watersheds ; Water quality standards ; Tributaries ; Dorchester County(Maryland) ; Honga River Basin
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NTIS  PB2014-102422 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/30/2014
Collation 47p
Abstract
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, 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. Honga River (basin number 02-13-04-01) was first identified on the 1996 303(d) List submitted to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) as impaired by nutrients, sediments, and fecal coliform. On the 2004 303(d) List, the fecal coliform impairment was clarified with the identification of Back Creek as the specific area of impairment. This document, upon EPA approval, establishes a TMDL of fecal coliform for Back Creek. The nutrient and sediment impairments within the Honga River basin will be addressed at a future date.