TMDL MANAGEMENT

STATEWIDE, MD

McCormick Taylor assists the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Office of Environmental Design by developing and implementing a program to comply with the Maryland WIP, the NPDES MS4 Discharge Permit, and EPA-approved local TMDLs.

DESIGN, ENVIRONMENTAL, PLANNING & COMMUNICATIONS, CONSTRUCTION, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT , INFRASTRUCTURE, GOVERNMENT, WATER

THE CHALLENGE

McCormick Taylor develops and implements a program to comply with the Maryland WIP, the NPDES MS4 Discharge Permit, and EPA approved local Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) for SHA's Office of Environmental Design. A major component of this is developing and implementing a program to meet the requirements of the Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP II) for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, which was issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency in December 2010.

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HOW WE HELPED

McCormick Taylor has provided staff both on- and offsite who have been instrumental in the development and execution of this program since its inception in 2011. 

Our responsibilities have included:

  • Providing onsite restoration planning and GIS support personnel
  • SWM planning, site search and design tasks
  • Management of TMDL research initiatives
  • Development of alternate protocols for crediting of outfall restoration projects
  • Assessment of initial stream and wetland candidate sites
  • Providing management and coordination for the delivery of TMDL projects

RESULTS

McCormick Taylor continues to have staff overseeing the many primary components of SHA's TMDL program. SHA recognizes and trusts that we have the management and technical staff required to deliver a program of this magnitude.

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