Local Area Planning Goals
Local area planning goals (LAPG) are developed from the draft Phase III Planning targets. New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia may develop LAPGs from the planning targets. Draft planning targets are under review by the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership before becoming final. These planning targets are developed from the no action scenario on 2010 base conditions, the everything, everywhere by everyone scenario (E3) on 2010 base conditions, watershed and estuarine relative effectiveness, and the Chesapeake Bay assimilative capacity while accounting for projected atmospheric deposition load reductions. These draft planning targets do not include exchanges between nitrogen and phosphorus, exchanges among river basins, Conowingo reservoirs infill, climate change impacts, or special cases proposed by the major jurisdictions.