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Region 1: EPA New England

Public Participation

Citizens are encouraged to become involved in the TMDL process. The best way is to help assess waterbodies by joining (or starting) a watershed, lake, or river associations. These groups can provide opportunities to monitor water quality, to identify pollution sources, and to identify possible control actions. Increasingly, data gathered by volunteers using proper Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) procedures is being used by states in developing their 303(d) lists of impaired waters.

Citizens can also review draft TMDLs, typically posted on state environmental agency websites, and attend public meetings. If you have any questions please contact us.

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