A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Proposed TMDLs

August 23, 2016

 

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF PROPOSED TOTAL MAXIMUM
DAILY LOADS FOR WATERS AND POLLUTANTS OF
CONCERN IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA

 

(Public Comment Period Extension)

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES:


Notice is hereby given that the State of Georgia has developed proposed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for Copper for two segments in the Ocmulgee River Basin, Cadmium for one segment in the Oconee River Basin, Zinc for two segments in the Oconee River Basin, Lead for Three Segments in the Suwannee River Basin, fecal coliform for 13 segments of rivers and streams in the Oconee, Ocmulgee and Altamaha River Basins, enterococci for three segments in the Satilla and Altamaha Basins, and sediment for 21 segments in the Oconee, Ocmulgee, Altamaha and Suwannee River Basins.

Section 303(d)(1)(C) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. 1313(d)(1)(C), and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency implementing regulation, 40 C.F.R. 130.7(c)(1), require the establishment of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for waters identified in accordance with Section 303(d)(2)(A) of the CWA.  Each TMDL is to be established at a level necessary to implement applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety.  

Written comments are welcomed.  To insure their consideration, written comments should be received on or before 4:00 p.m., September 30, 2016.  Written comments should be addressed to: Mr. Jac Capp, Branch Chief, Watershed Protection Branch, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 1152, Atlanta, Georgia 30334.  Comments may be emailed to EPDComments@dnr.state.ga.us.  If you choose to e-mail your comments, please be sure to include the words “TMDL Comments” somewhere in the subject line to help ensure that your comments will be forwarded to the correct staff.

For technical information contact Mr. Ted Hendrickx, TMDL Modeling and Development Unit, Watershed Planning and Monitoring Program, (404) 463-4926.

After a review of comments, a final decision on each of the proposed TMDLs will be made and the proposed TMDL will be submitted to the USEPA for approval.

Suwanee River Basin

Satilla River Basin

Oconee River Basin

Ocmulgee River Basin

Altamaha River Basin

 

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