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Virginia's Programmatic Milestones

In addition to the Phase I and Phase II Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs), Virginia is committed to setting and working towards two-year Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Milestones. These milestones are a part of EPA's accountability framework designed to ensure, with confidence, that the nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment allocations of the TMDL will be met.

Prior to the beginning of a milestone period, EPA evaluates the proposed commitments and assesses their ability to achieve the reductions outlined in the WIP. At the end of each milestone period, EPA reviews the progress that each jurisdiction has made; the model-estimated loads based on implemented practices are expected to be at or below the jurisdiction's target loads for nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment.

2020-2021 Programmatic and Numeric Milestones

Virginia's draft 2020-2021 Programmatic Milestones and draft 2020-2021 Numeric Milestones were submitted to EPA on March 2, 2020.

2018-2019 Programmatic Milestones

Virginia's 2018-2019 Milestones Closeout Report was submitted to EPA on January 15, 2020.

2016-2017 Programmatic Milestones

Virginia's 2016-2017 Milestones Closeout Report was submitted to EPA on January 16, 2018.

2014-2015 Programmatic Milestones

The 2014-2015 Milestones Closeout Report was submitted to EPA on January 28, 2016.

2012-2013 Programmatic Milestones

The 2012-2013 Milestones Closeout Report was submitted to EPA in January 2014 and describes Virginia's progress toward meeting the 2012-2013 Programmatic Milestones.



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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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