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Main Title Total Maximum Daily Loads of Fecal Bacteria for the Herring Run Basin in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Maryland.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore.; Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2014-101235
Additional Subjects Fecal bacteria ; Water quality ; Anacostia River Basin ; Maryland ; Watersheds ; Water quality standards ; Tributaries ; Tables(Data) ; Baltimore City and Baltimore County(Maryland)
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NTIS  PB2014-101235 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 88p
Abstract
This document, upon approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), establishes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for fecal bacteria (E. coli) in Herring Run (basin numbers 02-13-09-01-10-40, 41, 42). Section 303(d)(1)(C) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the EPA implementing regulations direct each state to develop a TMDL for each impaired water quality limited segment (WQLS) on the Section 303(d) List, taking into account seasonal variations and a protective margin of safety (MOS) to account for uncertainty. A TMDL reflects the total pollutant loading of the impairing substance a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards. TMDLs are established to achieve and maintain water quality standards. A water quality standard is the combination of a designated use for a particular body of water and the water quality criteria designed to protect that use. Designated uses include activities such as swimming, drinking water supply, and shellfish propagation and harvest. Water quality criteria consist of narrative statements and numeric values designed to protect the designated uses. Criteria may differ among waters with different designated uses.