Water Quality and Pollution Control in Michigan Sections 303(d), 305(b), and 314 Integrated Report

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REQUEST FOR AMBIENT WATER QUALITY DATA FOR MICHIGAN SURFACE WATERS. 

The Water Resources Division (WRD) is requesting ambient water quality data (chemical, biological, or physical) that has been obtained by other governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations, or the public for Michigan surface waters from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2016.  All water quality data submitted to the WRD by April 21, 2017, will be evaluated and potentially used to help prepare Michigan’s 2018 Integrated Report.  The WRD prepares and submits a biennial report to the United States Environmental Protection Agency to satisfy the listing requirements of Section 303(d) and the reporting requirements of Sections 305(b) and 314 of the Clean Water Act.  The Integrated Report describes the status of water quality in Michigan and includes a list of water bodies that are not attaining Michigan Water Quality Standards.  Additional guidance on preferred data sets may be found below.  All ambient water quality data (including associated quality assurance/quality control information) for Michigan surface waters may be sent to Kelly Turek, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, WRD, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958; or if the ambient water quality data is in electronic form please e‑mail to turekk@michigan.gov.  If submitting electronic data, please let Ms. Turek know if the data can be downloaded from a secondary location (e.g., WQX) or if the data will come directly from the submitter.  Contact:  Kelly Turek, WRD, at 517-284-5485.

2016 Integrated Report

The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires Michigan to prepare a biennial report on the quality of its water resources as the principal means of conveying water quality protection/monitoring information to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the United States Congress.  The Integrated Report satisfies the listing requirements of Section 303(d) and the reporting requirements of Section 305(b) and 314 of the CWA.  The Section 303(d) list includes Michigan water bodies that are not attaining one or more designated use and require the establishment of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) to meet and maintain Water Quality Standards.  Approval of the 2016 303(d) list was received from the USEPA on February 3, 2017.

Appendix A1 - 8 and 12 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) Basins for the Lower Peninsula 

Appendix A2 - 8 and 12 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) Basins for the Upper Peninsula 

Appendix B1 - Comprehensive list of assessment unit designated use support (HUCs 04010302 - 04050007) 

Appendix B2 - Comprehensive list of assessment unit designated use support (HUCs 04060101 - 07070001) 

Appendix C - List of assessment units not supporting designated uses and are scheduled for a TMDL (Category 5) 

Appendix D1 - 303(d) list modifications - delistings 

Appendix D2 - 303(d) list modifications - new listings

Appendix E - Public Comment and Response

Appendix F - TMDL Vision

 

Appendix A1 - 8 and 12 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) Basins for the Lower Peninsula 

Appendix A2 - 8 and 12 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) Basins for the Upper Peninsula 

Appendix B1 - Comprehensive list of assessment unit designated use support (HUCs 04010302 - 04050007) 

Appendix B2 - Comprehensive list of assessment unit designated use support (HUCs 04060101 - 07070001) 

Appendix C - List of assessment units not supporting designated uses and are scheduled for a TMDL (Category 5) 

Appendix D1 - 303(d) list modifications - delistings 

Appendix D2 - 303(d) list modifications - new listings

Appendix E - Public Comment and Response


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