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

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Draft 2020 Assessment Methodology – PUBLIC COMMENT

The Water Resources Division (WRD), is accepting written comments between March 21, 2020, and April 21, 2020, on the draft 2020 Assessment Methodology (Chapter 3) of the Water Quality and Pollution Control in Michigan, 2020 Sections 303(d), 305(b), and 314 Integrated Report.  Every two years, the WRD prepares and submits an Integrated 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 federal Clean Water Act.  The Assessment Methodology describes the processes used to translate available surface water quality data into designated use support assessments in Michigan. The draft 2020 Assessment Methodology is available below, or by contacting Denise Page at 517 284 5523 or PageD@michigan.gov.

Written comments regarding the draft 2020 Integrated Report may be submitted by April 21, 2020, to Kevin Goodwin at GoodwinK@Michigan.gov or Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, WRD, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958.  Information Contact:  Kevin Goodwin at 517 284-5552.

2018 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 2018 303(d) list was received from the USEPA on December 19, 2019.

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

 

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

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