The Executive Order (EO) 13508 Strategy calls upon federal agencies to join the Chesapeake Bay watershed jurisdictions in establishing two-year milestones, many of which are designed to support the jurisdictions in meeting their water quality milestones leading to the 2025 implementation goal. This set of federal two-year milestones for water quality applies to calendar years 2016 and 2017. These milestones represent nearly 100 commitments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and nine other federal agencies’ (USDA, DoD, USACE, USGS, NPS, FWS, NOAA, DOT, and GSA) to meet programmatic milestones that support the water quality goals and outcomes in the EO 13508 Strategy and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.
The milestones were selected to represent the activities that have the potential to have significant environmental outcomes, that require significant resources, or that directly support the jurisdictions in meeting Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) commitments.
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