DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Division of Water Resources
Notice Of Public Hearing
7408 TMDL’s For The Murderkill River Watershed
Brief Synopsis of the Subject, Substance, and Issues
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is proposing to amend the 2001 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) Regulation for the Murderkill River Watershed, Delaware. A TMDL sets a limit on the amount of a pollutant that can be discharged into a waterbody and still protect water quality. TMDLs are composed of three components including Waste Load Allocations (WLAs) for point source discharges, Load Allocations (LAs) for nonpoint sources, and a Margin of Safety (MOS) to account for uncertainties and future growth.
The proposed amendments are the result of additional technical studies and field work that has shown that the 2001 Murderkill River TMDL Regulation should be amended.
Notice of Public Comment
A public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., April 7, 2005, at the Felton Fire Hall, 9 East Main Street, Felton, Delaware. If you cannot attend the hearing, you are encouraged to submit written comments well in advance of the hearing date. All written and oral comments must be received by the conclusion of the hearing. The hearing record will close at the conclusion of the hearing. Please send written comments to Hassan Mirsajadi, DNREC/Division of Water Resources, Watershed Assessment Section, Silver Lake Plaza – Suite 220, 820 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904-2464, (302) 739-4590, facsimile: (302) 739-6140, email: (Hassan.Mirsajadi@state.de.us). You are encouraged to submit comments electronically.
Copies of the proposed amended regulation and supporting technical document are available at the Department’s website at http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/water2000/Sections/Watershed/TMDL/tmdlinfo.htm
or may be obtained by contacting Hassan Mirsajadi.