Federal facilities are developing 2016-2017 Milestones toward meeting the 2010 Chesapeake Bay TMDL for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment. A Protocol was developed in 2015 to describe the process for setting targets. State-specific methodology is in the Appendix of the Protocol. The nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment targets are made available in spreadsheets by state. Maryland provides a baseline and target load as well as the percent reduction. Other states are provided with the pounds per acre per year that are to be reduced as well as the percent reduction required to meet the 2017 target.
In BayFAST, create two scenarios to show that you are achieving the reductions. First create a baseline scenario of the BMPs currently implemented. Then create a separate scenario that is your plan for 2017. The 2017 scenario should have the current BMPs plus any additional BMPs that you will need to implement. Using Compare Scenarios, you can see the load for the current and 2017 scenario as well as the percent reduction. To determine if you reduced the targeted amount, subtract the baseline load from the 2017 plan. Alternatively, look at the percent reduction to see if you met the target.
- Federal Targets Protocol
- Federal Facilities Targets for NY, PA, WV, and DC
- Maryland Federal Interim Targets Default Data with Agencies
- Maryland Federal Interim Targets Facility with Submitted Data with Agencies
- Federal Facility Targets for VA
If you do not have land use information, you can estimate from a map using this tool. Draw a polygon around the land area, like the impervious land, and the tool provides the acres. You can then enter that into BayFAST on the land use spreadsheet after you defined your facility. If you have more precise sources of information, please use those.
Progress Reporting Templates
Federal facilities reporting BMP implementation toward meeting the Chesapeake Bay TMDL are encouraged to use the template specific to each state when reporting. Data are reported to each state, who then merges data from federal facilities and multiple other sources for reporting to the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Any questions on annual progress reporting should be directed to Matthew Johnson at email@example.com or 410-267-5707 or the state representatives listed here: Tracking and Reporting Leads and Contact Information by Jurisdiction.