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OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR THE TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS IN THE PATUXENT RIVER MESOHALINE, OLIGOHALINE AND TIDAL FRESH CHESAPEAKE BAY SEGMENTS The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) was issued a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit, (Permit No. 11-DP-3313), by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on October 9, 2015. This permit covers stormwater discharges from the storm drain system owned or operated by MDOT SHA within Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Fredrick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Washington Counties. The permit requires MDOT SHA to submit an implementation plan to MDE that addresses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved stormwater waste load allocations (WLAs) within one year of EPA approval. EPA approved the Total Maximum Daily Load of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Patuxent River Mesohaline, Oligohaline and Tidal Fresh Chesapeake Bay Segments on September 19, 2017. The MDOT SHA Office of Environmental Design (OED) is soliciting comments on its draft Implementation Plan to meet this WLA as required under the MS4 Permit. A 30-day public comment period will take place from August 10, 2018 to September 10, 2018. The draft Implementation Plan is available on MDOT SHA’s website at http://www.roads.maryland.gov/Index.aspxPageId=362. Comments should be submitted to MDOT SHA on or before September 10, 2018 by emailing to wpd@sha.state.md.us, faxing to (410) 209-5003, or mailing to: Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Office of Environmental Design, C-303 707 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Please note that comments should include the name and address of the person submitting the comments. Responses to comments will not be provided directly, but material comments received during the comment period will be considered and the draft Implementation Plan will be revised as appropriate prior to submittal to MDE. A summary of comments received will be included in the MDOT SHA MS4 annual report submitted to MDE annually on October 9 and posted to this website: http://www.roads.maryland.gov/Index.aspxpageid=336.

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