The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a series of public meetings to discuss the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load – a strict “pollution diet” to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its network of local rivers, streams and creeks.
EPA is scheduled to hold 14 public meetings throughout the watershed’s six states – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New York – and the District of Columbia from early November through mid-December 2009.
The meetings in Pennsylvania are scheduled for:
-- November 17 - Wilkes-Barre, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
-- November 18 - Williamsport, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
-- November 19 - State College, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
-- November 23 - Lancaster, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Bay TMDL will establish the pollution reductions necessary for meeting Bay clean water standards. EPA officials will outline the Bay TMDL and receive public input during the sessions. A draft TMDL will be issued in August 2010, followed by a public comment period. A final TMDL will be established by EPA in December 2010.
For the specific location of a meeting, visit the Chesapeake Bay TMDL webpage.