Discuss Phase III Bay Restoration Issues at #MACoCon

Receive a major Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) update and discuss your local needs and concerns at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference.

What Will We See in Phase III? A Bay TMDL Update


As the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) effort enters its third and final phase, counties could see significant changes to Bay restoration efforts. At the conclusion of a “mid-point assessment” that is currently underway, counties could receive new nutrient and sediment reduction targets, see changes to the effectiveness of best management practices, and have to draft a new Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). Speakers will discuss the mid-point assessment, the timeline for the Phase III WIPs, and potential changes to the Bay TMDL and local restoration efforts.


  • Nicholas DiPasquale, Chesapeake Bay Program Office Director, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Benjamin Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Adam Ortiz, Environmental Resources Director, Prince George’s County

Moderator: Bruce Williams, Chair, Local Government Advisory Committee

Date & Time: Friday, August 18, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

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