The Criteria Assessment Protocol Workgroup objectives are to create a partnership agreement on and MD, VA, DE and DC adoption of criteria assessment protocols for the remaining DO criteria in time for the April 2016 303(d) listing cycle to inform the 2017 mid-point assessment and prioritize and resolve additional water quality criteria assessment protocol questions from the partnership.
Rich has worked at the Chesapeake Bay Program for more than 25 years, leading the integration of science into multi-partner decision-making. He is responsible for providing state-of-the-science environmental monitoring, multi-media modeling, distrubuted data and information management, and technical data analysis and interpretation to the partnership. He is also leading efforts to use the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, or pollution diet, to help state and local partners accelerate their on-the-ground reduction of nutrient and sediment pollution.
Associate Director for Science, Analysis and Implementation
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Phone: (410) 267-5731
John is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and applying geographic information management and analysis to address Chesapeake Bay conservation and restoration issues. John also coordinates the activities of the CBP GIS Team and serves as the lead geographic content developer for ChesapeakeStat. John represents the CBP GIS interests on the Scientific, Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) Teams, the EPA GIS Workgroup, and other regional and national forums.
GIS Team Leader
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Phone: (410) 267-5739
These are the minutes from the first meeting of the CAP workgroup, held August 9, 2016, to discuss the short-term task of 1) critically reviewing the existing tidal waters chlorophyll a assessment procedures and 2) providing consensus recommendations on any alternatives to consider in revision of the existing procedures by mid-September 2016.
Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity, and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and It's Tidal Tributaries & Technical Support for Criteria Assesment Protocols Addenda
Since the signing of the multijurisdictional Chesapeake 2000 agreement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with its six watershed State partners and the District of Columbia, has developed a series of water quality criteria guidance documents in accordance with Section 117b of the Clean Water Act. Chesapeake Bay regional water quality criteria were developed and adopted into state water quality standards regulations protective of living resources and their habitats.
These documents include the 2003 Chesapeake Bay water quality criteria document and it's following addenda; as such readers should regard the sections in these addenda as new or replacement chapters and appendices to the original published report. The criteria assessment procedures published in these addenda also replace and otherwise supersede similar criteria assessment procedures originally published in the 2003 Regional Criteria Guidance. Publication of future addenda by EPA on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Program watershed jurisdictional partners is likely as continued scientific research and management applications reveal new insights and knowledge that should be incorporated into revisions of state water quality standards regulations in upcoming triennial reviews.