Nutrient Framework to Reduce Phosphorus and Nitrogen PollutionContact: Sarah Holden 517-284-5543
Nutrient pollution of our nation's surface waters has been implicated as one of the top causes of water quality impairment. In a March 16, 2011 memo the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated its commitment to working with states and other stakeholders to accelerate the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus loadings to our nation's waters. Working in partnership with the EPA, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is presenting the steps that have been and will be taken in Michigan to protect surface waters from excessive nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. Michigan DEQ intends to work with the EPA to set load-reduction goals for prioritized watersheds and reduce nutrient loadings through a combination of point-source and nonpoint source reduction activities.
Nutrient Framework Topics
Nutrients in Michigan
- Nutrient Framework Overview
- Total Maximum Daily Loads
- Nutrient Monitoring
- Measures of Success
- Nonpoint Sources of Nutrients
- Septic System Sources of Nutrients
- Watershed Prioritization
- Nonpoint Source Program
- Restrictions on Phosphorus in Cleaning Products and Fertilizers
- Nutrient Criteria
- Phosphorus Policy Advisory Committee
Please e-mail Sarah Holden or call 517-284-5543 with comments or questions.