A Watershed Moment For EPA's TMDL Program?

Law360, New York (April 8, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is developing a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediments in the Chesapeake Bay Basin — a 64,000-square-mile watershed that receives water from five states and the District of Columbia and is home to over 17 million people. This Chesapeake Bay TMDL is attracting significant attention for two key reasons.

First, the TMDL will affect tens of thousands of point and nonpoint sources. In fact, according to the EPA, it will be the “largest and most complex TMDL...
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