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Draft Anacostia River Watershed Trash TMDL Implementation Strategy

Summary of Document: In compliance with the District’s most recent municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit, promulgated on January 22, 2012, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has developed an implementation strategy and load reduction calculation methodology for presentation to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III and local stakeholders. The goal of this document is to present the District’s strategy for achieving the MS4 permit goal of putting the controls in place by 2017 to prevent 103,188 pounds of trash per year from reaching the District’s portion of the Anacostia River. This document serves as a briefing on the strategy and load reduction calculation methodology featured in the District’s 2012 MS4 Annual Report submitted to EPA Region III on January 22, 2013. 

On December 19th, 2013, the District released this document for an informal public input period.  The District would like to gain public input on the strategy given the visibility of this issue.  The input period will last from December 19th through January 31st, 2014.  All comments and questions should be sent in writing to Matt Robinson, Environmental Protection Specialist with the DDOE Stormwater Management Division, at matthew.robinson@dc.gov.

Below are links to the draft strategy, as well as the powerpoint presentation given at the strategy release.