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Definitions/Contacts for FY 2009 National Water Program Guidance Measures - Subobjective: Improve the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

Subobjective: Improve the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

Measure Code: SP-33

Measure Language: Percent of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation goal of 185,000 acres achieved, based on annual monitoring from prior year.

Type of Measure: Long-term Target Measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_baygrasses.aspx?menuitem=19652  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveySAV2007JGNS.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Percent of goal achieved. Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_baygrasses.aspx?menuitem=19652  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Universe: 185,000 acres is the long term goal.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_baygrasses.aspx?menuitem=19652  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Baseline: In 1984, 21% of the goal was achieved (38,228 acres).  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_baygrasses.aspx?menuitem=19652  Exit EPA Disclaimer


Measure Code: SP-34

Measure Language: Percent of Dissolved Oxygen goal of 100% standards attainment achieved, based on annual monitoring from the previous calendar year and the preceding 2 years.

Type of Measure: Long-term Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_dissolvedoxygen.aspx?menuitem=19647  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveyDisOxygen2007JGNS.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Percent of goal achieved.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_dissolvedoxygen.aspx?menuitem=19647  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Universe: 100% standards attainment achieved is the long term goal.  This would equate to the total volume of the Bay and its tidal tributaries (74.8 cubic kilometers) achieving water quality standards for dissolved oxygen.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_dissolvedoxygen.aspx?menuitem=19647  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Baseline: In 1987, 15% of the goal was achieved, based on monitoring data from 1985-1987. Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_dissolvedoxygen.aspx?menuitem=19647  Exit EPA Disclaimer


Measure Code: SP-35

Measure Language: Percent of goal achieved for implementation of nitrogen reduction practices (expressed as progress meeting the nitrogen reduction goal of 162.5 million pounds reduced).

Type of Measure: Annual and Long-Term Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveyPollutionControlIndex2007.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Percent of goal achieved.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Universe: 162.5 million pounds reduced is the long term goal.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Baseline: 1985 is the baseline year when the partners began to track efforts towards achieving the goal. Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)


Measure Code: SP-36

Measure Language: Percent of goal achieved for implementation of phosphorus reduction practices (expressed as progress meeting the phosphorus reduction goal of 14.36 million pounds reduced).

Type of Measure: Annual and Long-Term Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveyPollutionControlIndex2007.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Percent of goal achieved.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Universe: 14.36 million pounds reduced is the long term goal. Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Baseline: 1985 is the baseline year when the partners began to track efforts towards achieving the goal. Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)


Measure Code: SP-37

Measure Language: Percent of goal achieved for implementation of sediment reduction practices (expressed as progress meeting the sediment reduction goal of 1.69 million tons reduced).

Type of Measure: Annual and Long-Term Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveyPollutionControlIndex2007.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Percent of goal achieved.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Universe: 1.69 million tons reduced is the long term goal.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)

Baseline: 1985 is the baseline year when the partners began to track efforts towards achieving the goal.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_reducingpollution.aspx?menuitem=19691  Exit EPA Disclaimer (click on “Multi-year” tab)


Measure Code: CB-1a

Measure Language: Percent of point source nitrogen reduction goal of 49.9 million pounds achieved.

Type of Measure: Annual and Long-Term Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveyPolControl2007JGNS.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Percent of goal achieved. Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Universe: 49.9 million pounds reduced is the long term goal.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Baseline: 1985 is the baseline year when the partners began to track efforts towards achieving the goal.  Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer


Measure Code: CB-1b

Measure Language: Percent of point source phosphorus reduction goal of 6.16 million pounds achieved.

Type of Measure: Target measure; Annually and Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveyPolControl2007JGNS.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Universe: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Baseline: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_wastewater.aspx?menuitem=19692  Exit EPA Disclaimer


Measure Code: CB-2

Measure Language: Percent of forest buffer planting goal of 10,000 miles achieved.

Type of Measure: Target; Annually and Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office
sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers.aspx?menuitem=19723  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Methodology for computation of results: Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status07/DMSurveyFBufferPlanted2007JG.doc  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Units: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers.aspx?menuitem=19723  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Universe: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers.aspx?menuitem=19723  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Baseline: Refer to: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers.aspx?menuitem=19723  Exit EPA Disclaimer

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