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Public Comment on Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan

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The public comment period for the Draft Phase 2 Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan is September 23 - October 8, 2019.

The City of Harrisonburg’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) general permit, issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), requires the development and implementation of a Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Phase 2 (40%) Action Plan for cleaning up the Bay.  The Action Plan identifies strategies to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollution by 40% from the City of Harrisonburg before July 1, 2023, to comply with the TMDL developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

PDF[1MB] Draft Phase 2 Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan


The public comment period provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the additional BMPs proposed in the second phase as well as a chance to express any concerns about the plan. Members of the community are encouraged to review the plan online and ask city staff questions for additional information if needed. A summary of comments received will be included in the plan as well as any revisions made to the Action Plan as a result of public participation.


Comments on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan can be submitted in writing to Rebecca Stimson at Rebecca.Stimson@HarrisonburgVA.gov or by mail to 320 E. Mosby Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. The deadline for comments is October 8, 2019.