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Nov. 7, 2018- The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is currently in the process of developing a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Harpeth River.
A TMDL is a pollution reduction study and plan that puts a waterbody on the path to restoration. In the case of the Harpeth River, TDEC is engaging stakeholders to help develop limits for phosphorus pollution.
Presentation Table of Contents:
• Why Are We Doing a TMDL? Why are We Here? • The Over-Riding Goal of a TMDL
• Where Are We Now?
• Elements of a TMDL
• Issues with Most TMDLs?
• Solutions? Stakeholder-led TMDL – “Privatize” the TMDL Process • Examples & Similar Structures
• Requirements & Interim Measures
• Potential for Legislative Involvement / Encouragement
• Similarity to USEPA Region 4’s 5R Approach