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This is the home for information and resources related to the water quality improvement efforts of federal facilities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. To access the Federal Facility Targets Protocol documents, please visit the Projects and Resources tab.

Projects and Resources

Federal Agency Progress Evaluation

The EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office contracted AH/BC Navy JV, LLC (BC) to assess the progress of each federal agency toward their goals utilizing the results of the Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool (CAST) 2019 Progress scenario and comparing those loads to the federal planning goals (FPGs) defined for each jurisdiction. This effort includes a comparison of the best management practices (BMPs) currently credited to federal agencies in CAST and the agency’s record of implemented BMPs to assess the accuracy and completeness of the federal BMP record reported by the jurisdictions. The purpose of this exercise is to define the baseline (2019) for federal BMP implementation as documented in CAST, evaluate FPGs defined by jurisdictions and EPA through 2025, assess the accuracy of federal BMP information reported from the jurisdictions to CAST, and provide recommendations and next steps to EPA and the Federal Facilities Workgroup.

Federal Facilities Targets Protocol

This document describes the process for setting nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment pollutant reduction targets for federal facilities consistent with the 2010 Chesapeake Bay TMDL (Bay TMDL) and the Executive Order 13508 Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (EO12308 Strategy). The Protocol was developed by the Federal Facilities Targets Action Team and was approved by the Management Board in June, 2015. The lists provide the targets for the federal facilities within the five jurisdictions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The first list represents a total of all federal facilities within the watershed and the second list is a state-by-state breakdown.

EPA Default Method for Setting Federal Facilities' Targets

For jurisdictions that have chosen not to set nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment targets for federal facilities, EPA will provide 2017 and 2025 targets consistent with the Clean Water Act. EPA will determine the loading rate for 2009 and also 2025 by state major basin for major land use groups. Major land use groups are defined as urban, agriculture and forest. This method is in accordance with the Protocol for Setting Targets, Planning BMPs and Reporting Progress for Federal Facilities and Lands and ensures that the level of effort for the federal facility is the same as non-federal lands in the state major basin. Complete details can be found in Appendix A of the Protocol, and a presentation on the methodology is provided below.


Shawn Norton (Chair), National Park Service (NPS)
900 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, districtOfColumbia 20024

Email:  Shawn_norton@nps.gov
Greg Allen (Coordinator), Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1750 Forest Drive Suite 130
Annapolis, maryland 21401

Email:  allen.greg@epa.gov
Phone:  (410) 267-5746
Sophie Waterman (Staffer), Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium
1750 Forest Drive Suite 130
Annapolis, maryland 21401

Email:  swaterman@chesapeakebay.net
Phone:  (410) 267-5704
Kelly Gable, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
Four Penn Center, 1600 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, pennsylvania 19103

Email:  gable.kelly@epa.gov
Ted Tesler, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 2063
400 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, pennsylvania 17105

Email:  thtesler@state.pa.us
Phone:  (717) 772-5621
Lisa Quiveors, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, D.C., districtOfColumbia 20528

Email:  lisa.quiveors@hq.dhs.gov
Lauren Townley, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, newYork 12233

Email:  lauren.townley@dec.ny.gov
Phone:  (518) 402-8283
Alana Hartman, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
22288 Northwestern Pike
Romney, westVirginia 26757

Email:  alana.c.hartman@wv.gov
Phone:  (304) 822-7266
Chester Carroll, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
10300 Baltimore Blvd
10300 Baltimore Blvd, maryland 20705

Email:  chester.carroll@aphis.usda.gov
Robert Williams, U.S. Department of the Navy
Naval Station
Norfolk, virginia 23508

Email:  robert.l.williams1@navy.mil
Michael Khalamayzer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
441 G St NW
Washington, districtOfColumbia 20314

Email:  michael.v.khalamayzer.civ@mail.mil
Daniel Filer, National Park Service (NPS)
301 Braddock Road
Frostburg, maryland 21532

Email:  danny_filer@nps.gov
Russell Clark, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
451 7th St SW
Washington, districtOfColumbia 20410

Email:  russell.clark@gsa.gov
Lena Kofas, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
1800 F St NW 1336
Washington, districtOfColumbia 20405

Email:  lena.kofas@gsa.gov
Kevin Du Bois, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
1510 Gilbert Street
Norfolk, virginia 23511

Email:  kevin.r.dubois.civ@us.navy.mil
Phone:  (757) 650-2720
Cassandra Davis, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, newYork 12233

Email:  cassandra.davis@dec.ny.gov