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 reasonable assurance, 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.

2018-2019 Programmatic Milestones

Virginia submitted the 2018-2019 Draft Programmatic Milestones to EPA on January 16, 2018. The document is currently under EPA review.

2016-2017 Programmatic Milestones

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

Virginia submitted the 2016-2017 Programmatic Milestones to EPA on May 18, 2016. A few key initiatives include livestock stream exclusion, Resource Management Plans, Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP), and BMP verification.

Virginia's 2016-2017 Programmatic Milestones Update was submitted to EPA on January 23, 2017.

2014-2015 Programmatic Milestones

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

Virginia submitted the 2014-2015 Programmatic Milestones to EPA on May 15, 2014. A few key initiatives include issuing all Phase I MS4 permits and MS4 Action Plan guidance, implementing multiple urban nutrient management initiatives, and collecting historic best management practice (BMP) data.

Virginia's 2014-2015 Programmatic Milestones Update was submitted to EPA on January 14, 2015.

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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