The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Watershed Planning Program (WPP), announces the availability for public comment the Draft Wareham River Estuary System Total Maximum Daily Load for Total Nitrogen (Control Number 549.0). A copy of this Draft TMDL Report for Total Nitrogen is available on MassDEP’s website: https://www.mass.gov/doc/draft-wareham-river-estuary-system-total-maximum-daily-load-for-total-nitrogen/download
The TMDL is based on the Massachusetts Estuaries Project Final Technical Report for the Wareham River, which is available online: https://www.mass.gov/doc/linked-watershed-embayment-model-for-wareham-2014/download
MassDEP will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, November 28th, at 2:00 pm to discuss report findings and receive public comments on the reports.
This will be a virtual meeting hosted via Zoom. To participate you must register in advance of the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click here to register or copy and paste the following address into your web browser: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvduutqjIoEtCXfoxiZgoT3l23X7NNzMZ1
MassDEP will consider all comments and the Draft TMDL Report will be revised as appropriate prior to submittal to EPA Region 1 for approval. All comments should refer to the specific report Control Number (CN 549.0) cited above and must be received by 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 28th, 2023 and sent to MassDEP via email firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Wareham River TMDL (CN 549.0) comments) or via mail as per the attached letter to interested parties.
For more information, please see the attached letter to interested parties, and share with anyone in your organization who might be interested.