2016 303(d) Assessment Methodology

Methodology Updates

June 10, 2016

Please refer to Chapter 2 of the 2016 Draft Integrated Report for the most current assessment methods.

Public Comment Period: March Draft for 2016 303(d) Assessment Methodology

Closed: March 11, 2015 — April 12, 2015

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) is pleased to announce that the March Draft for the 2016 Integrated Report (IR) is open a public comment period from March 11 – April 12, 2015. During this time we are seeking input on the

  • 2016 Draft 303(d) assessment methodology that will be used to determine the support of designated beneficial uses of surface waters of the state for the 2016 IR; and,
  • 2016 IR Credible Data Requirements for DWQ’s Call for Data (which closed December 31, 2014).

If you have any comments, please submit them to James Harris (jamesharris@utah.gov) by the close of business on April 12, 2015.

2016 Draft 303(d) Methodology

303 (d) Assessment Methodology

This document (2 MB) contains the following information:

  • A Cover Letter
  • The methodology for making 303d Assessments
  • Appendix 1: A summary of changes DWQ made after the public comment period. (This will be completed when DWQ releases the final 2016 303(d) Assessment Methodology)
  • Appendix 2: Public comments DWQ received from the draft public comment period. (This will be completed when DWQ releases the final 2016 303(d) Assessment Methodology
  • Appendix 3: DWQ’s response to the comments received during the public comment period. (This will be completed when DWQ releases the final 2016 303(d) Assessment Methodology)
  • Appendix 4: 2016 IR Credible Data Requirements
  • Appendix 5: Contains extra details on DWQ’s process for summarizing multiple parameter assessments at one monitoring location site to one assessment at the Assessment Unit level
  • Appendix 6: Contains extra details on DWQ’s process for de-listing previously impaired water bodies.
  • Appendix 7: Category 4B Submission Policies and Procedures
  • Appendix 8: 2014 IR TMDL Prioritization Process
  • Appendix 9: Contains details on DWQ’s process for applying Best Professional Judgment

Supplemental Information

Public Comment

Please submit all written comments to:

James Harris (jamesharris@utah.gov)
Utah Division of Water Quality
P.O. Box 144870
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870
Or via Email to jamesharris@utah.gov

Below is the list of individual comments received on the March 2015 draft 2016 303(d) Assessment Methodology public comment period from March 11, 2015 through April 12, 2015:

See DWQ’s Response to Comments on the Draft 2016 303(d) Assessment Methodology (23 KB).

Contacts

If you have questions about the Integrated Report please contact the following: