8.6 Future Amendments

Several mandatory amendments are anticipated for metropolitan area watersheds in addition to the amendments that will occur as a result of management plan implementation.  A brief amendment description is provided in below to advise LGUs of these requirements and to stimulate stakeholder dialogue prior to their anticipated inclusion in this or future Plan Revisions.  This list is not a comprehensive summary of mandated revisions or amendments that might be contemplated or required.

Table 34.  Potential future amendments to this Plan.

Approximate Year

Sponsoring Agency

Description

As necessary

MCWD

Revisions to the capital improvement program

As necessary

MCWD, various agencies

Various amendments based, for example, on new legislative requirements or policy initiatives, or technological advances.

As necessary

EPA/MPCA

Changing requirements for NPDES permitting for stormwater discharges may require revisions to this Plan.

2007-2008

EPA/MPCA

While the Plan incorporates the draft TMDL implementation plans for those lakes currently listed as Impaired Waters for excess nutrients and undergoing TMDLs, currently MPCA-contemplated regulatory changes regarding shallow lakes and wetlands may require future revision of strategies or differently-defined end goals for the nine lakes.

2007 and subsequent

EPA/MPCA

The watershed includes waters currently listed as impaired for which TMDLs have not yet been initiated.  Completion of those studies and development of implementation plans may require revisions to policies, strategies, metrics, capital projects, management and management programs for those waters.

2007 and subsequent

Metropolitan Council/

BWSR/MPCA

Ongoing metropolitan area planning to develop target pollution loads for watersheds in the metropolitan area may require the District to amend this plan to meet specified performance standards.

2008 and subsequent

EPA/MPCA

New impairments may be identified in the waters of the watershed, resulting in 303(d) listing as Impaired Waters and the initiation of TMDLs and implementation plans requiring improvement.