The TMDL will limit all sources of N, P and sediment, the states will be required to have
a Watershed Implementation Planso this explains how they will meet the limits for all
sources in each area of their state.
EPA said if they don’t meet the TMDL, they will issue no more permits for new sources
of pollution, which can be new sewage treatment plans or major new development.
TMDLmax amount of a pollutant that a water body can sustain. It can get it and still
meet the standards. The goal is “fishable and swimmable.”
92 segments needed to come up with a plan for individual TMDL’s.
186 mil pounds of N, 12.5 mil of P, 6.45 mil pounds of sediment.
They want to have everything in place to fully restore the bay by 2025, with at least 60%
completed by 2017.
The Chesapeake Bay will most likely not be restored by 2025. The TMDL ensures that
pollution controls WILL E IN PLACE!