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E-M:/ River Raisin E.coli and nitrate DEQ comment and meeting period



JULY 14, 2005

PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE DRAFT RIVER RAISIN E. COLI AND NITRATE TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS. The Water Bureau is announcing the availability of the draft River Raisin pathogen and nitrate Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for comment. The affected waterbody is located in Lenawee County in the vicinity of Blissfield and Deerfield, and in Monroe County near Dundee. The TMDL reaches were included on Michigan’s Year 2004 Section 303(d) list due to elevated E. coli levels and nitrate water quality standard (WQS) exceedances. The TMDLs are being developed to identify the necessary corrections required to meet WQS. A public meeting will be held July 14, 2005, at 9:00 a.m., at the Summerfield Township Hall in Peterburg, Michigan. Comments on the TMDLs may be submitted to Christine Alexander (pathogen), or Erik Sunday (nitrate), Department of Environmental Quality, Water Bureau, P.O. Box 30273, Lansing, Michigan 48909‑7773, by July 27, 2005. Copies of the draft TMDLs are available from Denise Page at 517-335-6969, or Email at paged@michigan.gov, or on the web at www.michigan.gov/deq. Pathogen TMDL Information Contact: Christine Alexander, Water Bureau, at 517‑373-6794, or Email at alexandc@michigan.gov. Nitrate TMDL Information Contact: Erik Sunday, Water Bureau, at 517-335-4120, or Email at sundaye@michigan.gov.