6.0 Implementation Program

This Plan adopts a performance-based management strategy that encompasses a revised regulatory program, other District programs and projects, LGU requirements and capital projects, and is focused on achieving specific water resources goals.  The District's implementation plan and individual subwatershed plans list programs that will advance the goals and policies of the Plan.  Over the life of the plan, the District may undertake other programs not listed in the present implementation plan.  The basis for any such program will be the District's determination that it will further progress toward the goals and be consistent with the policies of this Plan.

Where a waterbody has been designated by the MPCA and EPA as an Impaired Water, the regulatory requirements required by the Clean Water Act will govern, and the associated TMDL and TMDL Implementation Plan is the driver of key aspects of the performance-based strategy for the waterbody.  Where a waterbody does not meet District water quality goals but has not been designated an Impaired Water, then the Implementation Plan for that waterbody and its subwatershed is oriented toward achieving the District goals.  Where a waterbody does not have a numeric goal, or where the resource meets its water quality goals, the Implementation Plan is focused on minimizing future degradation or change.

Table 23.  MCWD subwatershed performance management basis.

Performance Management Strategy

Subwatersheds With

Impaired Waters

Resources That Do Not Meet MCWD Goals But Are Not Impaired

Resources That Meet or Do Not Have an MCWD Goal

Regulatory basis 

TMDL, Performance Requirements

Performance  Requirements

Minimal volume increases/ no reduction in quality

Source of goal 

TMDL goal, MCWD goal

MCWD goal

MCWD goal or current conditions

Tools

  • Regulatory program
  • Management programs
  • TMDL implementation plan
  • CIPs
  • Regulatory program
  • Management programs
  • Performance implementation plan
  • CIPs
  • Regulatory program
  • Management programs
  • Performance implementation plan
  • CIPs
   

Compliance

  • Annual report to MCWD
  • Monitoring
  • NPDES permits
  • External litigation
  • Annual report to MCWD
  • Monitoring
 

Annual report to MCWD