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  • INTRODUCING THECHESAPEAKE BAY TMDL PROCESSTO VIRGINIAPublic MeetingOctober 2, 2009

    Webinar will begin shortly.

    Please stand by

  • AGENDACall to Order and Review of Webinar LogisticsAlan Pollock, DEQ

    Purpose of Todays MeetingJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Opening RemarksSecretary of Natural ResourcesThe Honorable L. Preston Bryant, Jr.

    Introducing Chesapeake Bay TMDLBob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPA

    Where Virginia Goes From HereJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Question & Answer PanelJack Frye, DCR (moderator)Ellen Gilinsky, DEQ (moderator)

    Bob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPAJeff Corbin, OSNRAlan Pollock, DEQRuss Perkinson, DCR

  • Type your questions here. (Indicate organization)Note: Because of the large audience, not all questions will be answered, but they will be saved, and your questions will help drive future events and could contribute to a FAQ.Click the double arrow to show or hide your control panel

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    Meghan Klasic (EPA) at: klasic.meghan@epa.gov or (202) 564-8221

  • AGENDACall to Order and Review of Webinar LogisticsAlan Pollock, DEQ

    Purpose of Todays MeetingJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Opening RemarksSecretary of Natural ResourcesThe Honorable L. Preston Bryant, Jr.

    Introducing Chesapeake Bay TMDLBob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPA

    Where Virginia Goes From HereJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Question & Answer PanelJack Frye, DCR (moderator)Ellen Gilinsky, DEQ (moderator)

    Bob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPAJeff Corbin, OSNRAlan Pollock, DEQRuss Perkinson, DCR

  • AGENDACall to Order and Review of Webinar LogisticsAlan Pollock, DEQ

    Purpose of Todays MeetingJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Opening RemarksSecretary of Natural ResourcesThe Honorable L. Preston Bryant, Jr.

    Introducing Chesapeake Bay TMDLBob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPA

    Where Virginia Goes From HereJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Question & Answer PanelJack Frye, DCR (moderator)Ellen Gilinsky, DEQ (moderator)

    Bob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPAJeff Corbin, OSNRAlan Pollock, DEQRuss Perkinson, DCR

  • AGENDACall to Order and Review of Webinar LogisticsAlan Pollock, DEQ

    Purpose of Todays MeetingJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Opening RemarksSecretary of Natural ResourcesThe Honorable L. Preston Bryant, Jr.

    Introducing Chesapeake Bay TMDLBob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPA

    Where Virginia Goes From HereJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Question & Answer PanelJack Frye, DCR (moderator)Ellen Gilinsky, DEQ (moderator)

    Bob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPAJeff Corbin, OSNRAlan Pollock, DEQRuss Perkinson, DCR

  • Chesapeake Bay TMDL Mandatory Pollution Diet to RestoreStreams, Rivers and the Chesapeake BayBay TMDL Public MeetingOctober 2, 2009Richmond, Virginia

    Richard Batiuk, Robert KoroncaiU.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Chesapeake Bay EcosystemLargest U.S. estuarySix-state, 64,000 square mile watershed10,000 miles of shoreline (longer then entire U.S. west coast)Over 3,600 species of plants, fish and other animalsAverage depth: 21 feet$750 million contribution annually to local economiesHome to 17 million people (and counting)77,000 principally family farmsDeclared national treasure by President ObamaSource: www.chesapeakebay.net

  • Chesapeake Bay Health: Past and Future

  • Restored Bay

  • Main Sources of PollutionAgriculture animal manure, commercial fertilizerUrban/suburban runoff a growing problemAir pollution tailpipes, power plantsWastewater sewage treatment plants

  • Why a Bay TMDL Now?

  • New Approach to RestorationPerformance and AccountabilityTotal Maximum Daily Load (TMDL): Mandatory pollution diet Chesapeake Bay Executive Order: New era of federal leadership Two-Year Milestones: State/local commitments to action Consequences: Federal monitoring; consequences for lagging progress

  • What is a TMDL?

    Regulatory tool of the Clean Water Act, Section 303(d)Identifies pollutant limit a clean waterbody can sustain. Includes: Point sources like sewage treatment plantsNonpoint sources like polluted runoff from landMargin of safety

  • Chesapeake Bay TMDLEPA sets pollution diet and oversees its achievement

    Restrictions on nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment

    Limits sufficient to meet states Bay clean water standards

  • The Bay science supports local pollution dietsPhase 4 Watershed Model

    Phase 5 Watershed Model

  • Relative Water Quality Impact on Shared MD/VA Bay Waters

  • Taking Responsibility for Load ReductionsIdentify basinwide target loads

    EPA, States, DCIdentify major basin byjurisdiction target loads

    EPA, States, DCIdentify tidal segment watershed, county and source sector target loads

    States, DC, local governments & local partners

  • Pollution Diet for Each Impaired Tidal Water SegmentClean Water Act requires a TMDL for each impaired waterbodyMD, VA, DE, DC have listed most of the Bays 92 tidal water segments as impairedAll 6 watershed states must be part of reaching the prescribed diet for each of these Bay tidal water segments

  • Land Areas of the Chesapeake Bay Basin Draining into the 92 Tidal Bay Segments

  • Watersheds Draining to Virginias 35 Tidal Bay Segments

  • Counties Overlaying the Watersheds Draining to Virginias 35 Tidal Bay Segments

  • Restoring Virginias Rivers/BayVirginia is down-stream/down-tide of othersMust do its share of reductions, but cant restore tidal rivers and Bay water quality alone!James, York Rivers must also address local water quality problemsTidal York River has oxygen and bay grasses problemsTidal James River has algae and bay grasses problemsBringing Bay restoration to where local decisions are made that impact water qualityCounties, cities, towns, conservation districtsOpportunity to build on VA Clean-up PlanFactor in local TMDLs, local water quality needs

  • Mandatory Pollution Diet at Work

  • Watershed Implementation Plan ExpectationsIdentify reductions by river basin, tidal segment watershed, county, source sectorIdentify gaps and strategy for building local capacityCommit to develop 2-year milestones at the county scaleDevelop contingencies

  • EPA ConsequencesWill be outlined in EPA letter this fall. May include:Assigning more stringent pollution reductions to point sourcesObjecting to state-issued NPDES permitsLimiting or prohibiting new or expanded discharges of nutrients and sedimentWithholding, conditioning or reallocating federal grant funds

  • TMDL-Executive Order OverlapFederal commitments to nutrient/sediment reduction actions Work in concert to assure pollution cuts

    Promote accountability, performance

    Common componentsRequirement for state/DC plans to reduce pollutants to meet clean water standardsTwo-year milestones to keep pace to 2025Federal consequences if progress lagging

  • How, When and Where to Get InvolvedOct 20092-yearmilestones, reporting, modeling, monitoringStarting 2011Divide Target Loads among Watersheds,Counties, SourcesWatershed Implementation Plans: November 2009 March 2010

    Final TMDL Established

    PublicReviewAndCommentJune-September 2010Dec 2010Bay TMDL Public MeetingsNovember-December 2009

  • Bay TMDL: Bottom-lineActions will clean local waters; restore a thriving Chesapeake BayFederal, state, local officials and agencies will be fully accountable to the publicConsequences for inaction, lack of progress

  • Its a new day for restoring local streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay

  • Further InformationChesapeake Bay TMDL web sitewww.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl U.S. EPA Region 3 ContactsWater Protection DivisionBob Koroncai 215-814-5730; koroncai.robert@epa.govJennifer Sincock (sincock.jennifer@epa.gov) Chesapeake Bay Program OfficeRich Batiuk 410-267-5731; batiuk.richard@epa.govKatherine Antos (antos.katherine@epa.gov)

  • AGENDACall to Order and Review of Webinar LogisticsAlan Pollock, DEQ

    Purpose of Todays MeetingJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Opening RemarksSecretary of Natural ResourcesThe Honorable L. Preston Bryant, Jr.

    Introducing Chesapeake Bay TMDLBob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPA

    Where Virginia Goes From HereJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Question & Answer PanelJack Frye, DCR (moderator)Ellen Gilinsky, DEQ (moderator)

    Bob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPAJeff Corbin, OSNRAlan Pollock, DEQRuss Perkinson, DCR

  • Where Virginia GoesFrom HereJeff CorbinAssistant Secretary of Natural ResourcesCommonwealth of Virginia

    October 2, 2009

  • TMDL HighlightsClean Chesapeake Bay is everyones goalVirginia cannot do it aloneBay TMDL helps to ensure entire watershed will do its shareDeadline is tight Process will allow revisions as we learn more Adaptive Management

  • Public Involvement is Key Involve the public and stakeholders throughout process

    During TMDL and Implementation Plan development through end of 2010

    Continue on-going involvement in future years

  • Proposed Stakeholder Process*2-Pronged Approach*

    Smaller scoping group produce a strawman of options

    Larger, more active, Stakeholder Group

  • Schedule for Involvement

  • 2-Year Milestone ProcessBiennial Milestones - identify specific controls and programs (existing or new) to maintain schedule Continue to engage stakeholders and publicEvaluate actions for each period drawing from the Implementation Plan, consider new technologies, BMPs, science, etc.Next milestone period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013Monitor and evaluate progress

  • Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Waters Clean-Up PlanRequirement in Code of Virginia since 2006Annual plan updates and progress reportsIntegrate VA TMDL Implementation Plan and Milestone Actions into the plan

  • Jeff Corbin

    Assistant Secretary of Natural ResourcesCommonwealth of VirginiaJeff.Corbin@Governor.Virginia.Gov(804)784-0044

  • AGENDACall to Order and Review of Webinar LogisticsAlan Pollock, DEQ

    Purpose of Todays MeetingJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Opening RemarksSecretary of Natural ResourcesThe Honorable L. Preston Bryant, Jr.

    Introducing Chesapeake Bay TMDLBob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPA

    Where Virginia Goes From HereJeff Corbin, OSNR

    Question & Answer PanelJack Frye, DCR (moderator)Ellen Gilinsky, DEQ (moderator)

    Bob Koroncai, EPARich Batiuk, EPAJeff Corbin, OSNRAlan Pollock, DEQRuss Perkinson, DCR

  • Question & Answer

  • Want to find out more?

    EPAhttp://www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl/

    VA-DEQhttp://www.deq.virginia.gov/tmdl/chesapeakebay.html

    VA-DCRhttp://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil_and_water/baytmdl.shtm

  • Thank you for your participation.

    That concludes todays webinar.