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applied to suburban areas. WHAT IS A TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD? A TMDL is a numeric scientific estimate of the maximum daily amount of any pollutant that a body of water can receive and still meet water quality standards. Pollutant loads can be established

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et al., 2005 ). The Federal Clean Water Act Section 303(d) requires identification of impaired water bodies and establishment of TMDLs for pollutants that may enter water bodies with a specified designated use ( USEPA, 2009 ). Florida BMPs are a

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. Stockholm Environment Institute–U.S. Center U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010a Draft Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load. Section 9. 19 Dec. 2012. < http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/ChesapeakeBay/drafttmdlexec.html > U.S. Environmental Protection

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PO 4 3− -P may promote cyanobacteria blooms that can damage sensitive ecosystems ( Anonymous, 2008 ). In addition to regulating concentration, total maximum daily load (TMDL) standards have been developed on a case-specific basis to set a maximum rate

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developing total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for NO 3 -N and other nutrients in many watersheds throughout the United States. Ultimately, these TMDLs will limit the amount of NO 3 -N that can be discharged into off-site water bodies. For nurseries that

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Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 2012 Final total maximum daily load of total phosphorus for White Island Pond Plymouth/Wareham, MA. TMDL Rpt. MA95166-201009-1 CN330.2. 27 Jan. 2015. < http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/watersheds/total

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1972 Federal Clean Water Act are enforced ( Beeson et al., 2004 ). Environmental concerns and regulatory pressure to reduce nutrient loadings in surface waters have led to the EPA enforcing its Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program for all watersheds

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is uncertain. In the two most recent cases in which regulations were imposed in an effort to protect water resources, the Florida numeric nutrient criterion used concentration-based end points, whereas the Chesapeake Bay used total maximum daily loads

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nutrients discharges; reducing eutrophication is the main driver for BMP implementation in Virginia. Total maximum daily load limits (TMDLs) are regulatory agency–issued limitations of nutrient and sediment loads. Implementation of nutrient and sediment

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Water Act, which mandates that all states implement a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program for all watersheds and bodies of water ( U.S. EPA, 2000 ). A TMDL is the maximum amount of pollutant that a water body can receive from point and nonpoint

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