Notice of Public Comment Period for Amended Draft 2016 District of Columbia Integrated Report of Water Quality
The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the District of Columbia to assess the city’s waters and publish an Integrated Report (IR) (Sections 305(b) and 303(d) of the federal CWA) biennially on the status of all waterbodies in the District. Waterbodies listed as impaired may require the development of total maximum daily loads. The amendments include the 303(d) New Vision Stakeholders Engagement and Prioritization Strategies.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guidance on the preparation of the Integrated Report encourages a public comment period. The amended Draft 2016 IR is attached below. The draft document is also available for review at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001, during normal business hours.
For consideration the comments must be received by Monday, June 6, 2016.
Comments received will be considered in the preparation of the final District of Columbia 2016 Integrated Report for submittal to EPA. Please email comments to [email protected] with “Comments on District of Columbia Amended Draft 2016 IR” as the subject line. Hard copy comments may be submitted to the following address:
DOEE Water Quality Division
ATTN: District of Columbia Amended Draft 2016 Integrated Report
1200 First Street, NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Comments postmarked or received after June 6, 2016 will not be accepted.
For questions concerning the contents of the draft document please contact, Lucretia Brown at [email protected] or 202-535-1807.