A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Proposed TMDLs

May 25, 2017

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

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES:

Notice is hereby given that the State of Georgia has proposed revised total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for Copper (Cu) for three segments in the Tallapoosa River Basin and for  Dissolved Oxygen (DO) for one segment in the St. Marys River Basin.

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., July 28, 2017.  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 Dr. Elizabeth Booth, Program Manager of the Watershed Planning and Monitoring Program, (404) 463-2949.

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

St. Marys River Basin

Tallapoosa River Basin

 

Other Proposed TMDLs

Suwanee River Basin

Satilla River Basin

Oconee River Basin

Ocmulgee River Basin

Altamaha River Basin

 

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