The CWA Framework

Use Attainability Analysis

As discussed above, MDE’s CWA programs and authorities are designed to protect and/or restore Maryland waters to achieve WQSs. In some cases this may not be possible and the CWA does allow jurisdictions to change the designated uses of a waterbody to an achievable standard. More information on the UAA factors and process can be found HERE​. Any proposed UAA must undergo a robust analytical and public participation process for MDE to consider adopting related changes into its WQSs.

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