Public Notice of Maine Statewide Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution TMDL

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

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Public Notice of Maine Statewide Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution TMDL
12/22/2015 11:55 AM EST

In accordance with Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, and implementation regulations in 40 CFR Part 130, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is requesting public comment on a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report for 30 waters in the State of Maine with dissolved oxygen and/or aquatic life impairments associated with NPS pollution. The TMDL report establishes the target nutrient and sediment loads for the watersheds of the impaired surface waters, provides documentation of impairment, and outlines the reductions needed to meet water quality standards. The report is posted at the Maine DEP website: http://www.maine.gov/dep/ftp/Water/Statewide_NPS_TMDL/ To receive hard copies, please contact Melissa Evers at 207-287-7688 or melissa.evers@maine.gov.

The public is invited to submit comments in writing to Melissa Evers, at melissa.evers@maine.gov or by fax to 207-287-7826, or by mail to Melissa Evers, Maine DEP, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04033-0017. Comments may also be presented in person at a public comment opportunity on January 19, 1:00 p.m. at the DEP Response Training Room, 4 Blossom Lane Augusta, Maine. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. January 29, 2016.

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