Using Nutrient Credits and Offsets to Achieve Stormwater Compliance with the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

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Cappiella, K., Hirschman, D., Stack, B. 2013. Using Nutrient Credits and Offsets to Achieve Stormwater Compliance with the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. Watershed Science Bulletin. Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD.

Credit, nutrients, TMDL, Stormwater

This bulletin addresses the potential of nutrient offsets/credits as a compliance option in response to the Chesapeake Bay’s TMDL and state stormwater regulations. The authors summarize the requirements for stormwater permit holders and the challenges that result from compliance with the TMDL, and they suggest generating stormwater credits/offsets available for purchase to achieve compliance.

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