This study was required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program. The goal of this program is to protect, conserve, and restore the waters of the harbor estuary that do not fully comply with water quality standards. However, the EPA will be considering costs, together with attainment of water quality goals and standards, in establishing the total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the estuary. The TMDL will then dictate the required levels of treatment.
Kleinfelder staff led all meetings and delivered all presentations to the New Jersey Harbor Dischargers Group. We also delivered all presentations to the EPA.