TMDLs at Public Notice

The Federal Clean Water Act Mississippi 2022 Section 303(d) List of Impaired Water Bodies is available for public review and comment. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) prepared this document in compliance with federal regulations and the Federal Clean Water Act. Water bodies on this list that are impaired are required to have Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) determined for each pollutant added to the water that causes impairment. A TMDL reports the maximum amount of a pollutant that can be put into a stream without violating water quality standards.

Persons wishing to comment upon the draft list are invited to submit comments in writing at the address shown above or email no later than 5 o’clock p.m. on February 10, 2022. A public hearing will be held to receive comments from the public on this draft list on February 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Due to issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the public hearing will be held telephonically. You must register in advance to attend the public hearing by sending an email to sclark@mdeq.ms.gov, or calling 601-961-5062 and leaving a voice mail, indicating that you plan to attend the hearing, and containing your contact information (name, telephone number, and email address). A response will be sent to you prior to the hearing, which contains the call-in telephone number and Meeting Code to access the hearing. Regardless of how they are received, equal consideration will be given to all comments prior to final adoption of this document by the Mississippi Commission on