An EPA analysis indicates the likelihood that measures to control and reduce nutrient pollution as outlined in these WIPs will also significantly reduce sediment runoff, achieving the annual sediment limits.
The first drafts of the WIPs are due to EPA by September 1. On September 24, EPA plans to issue a draft TMDL and open a 45-day public comment period, including 18 public meetings. The final WIPs are due November 29, and EPA will establish the final Bay TMDL by December 31.
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