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Albemarle County seeks public comment on Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan

Albemarle County has prepared a draft Action Plan describing how the County has contributed and will continue to contribute towards the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. Like many local streams and lakes, the Bay is impaired due to receiving too much pollution – specifically sediment and nutrients. The Plan – a relatively technical document – includes an accounting of pollution reduction requirements and an accounting of past and future capital projects and practices that will achieve these requirements. Albemarle County is required to submit this Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as a condition of the County’s 2013-2018 General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 Permit). The Plan must be submitted to DEQ prior to October 1, 2015.

The draft Plan is now available for public review and comment online through the month of August. The County will consider received comments prior to Plan finalization.

For more information on the draft Action Plan, please contact Stavros Calos, Water Resources Engineer, Department of General Services, Albemarle County, at 434-296-5816 or