In accordance with EPA expectations, the jurisdictions' Watershed Implementation Plans (WIP) are designed to accomplish a set of allocation goals identified in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. EPA recognizes that it will take time to develop the level of detail the jurisdictions are expected to include in their WIPs. As a result, the WIP development process has been divided into three distinct phases.
Development of the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan
The initial Phase I Plan is intended to provide information to EPA to consider when it establishes wasteload and load allocations within each of the 92 segments listed as impaired. The Phase I WIP includes a description of the authorities, actions, and control measures (to the extent possible) that will be implemented to achieve these point and nonpoint source TMDL allocations. For more information, view the Phase I WIP document.
Development of the Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan
The Phase II plan was developed with the assistance of a Stakeholder Advisory Group convened by the Secretary of Natural Resources and submitted to EPA on March 30, 2012. Click here for a copy of the Phase II WIP.
You may consult the milestone for more information on both the Phase I and Phase II WIP.
EPA Expectations for Watershed Implementation Plans