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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Existing Delisting Targets for U.S. Areas of Concern for Six Beneficial Use         Impairments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     October 2004




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Restrictions on Drinking Water
           State               AOC                     Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption                                           Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor                                    Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations                                       Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                                                                                Degradation of Benthos                                                 Restrictions on Dredging Activities                                       Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Consumption, or Taste & Odor
Indiana            Grand Calumet River    Once concentrations of PCBs represented by the fish consumption                Reduction in; 1) total PCBs*, 2) PAHs, 3) Phenolics 4) Total Chlorinated     An IBI score that represents the best attainable fish community in the      When the DELT are less than 0.1 percent.                                     No delisting target set to date.                                             Appropriate quantitative measures of species abundance and diversity,        No delisting target set to date.                                           No delisting target set to date.                                           Concentrations of contaminants do not exceed MCL levels at the Indiana
                                          advisories reach the target of Group 2 (One meal per week (52 meals            Phenols 5) Cd*, Hg*, Pb*, Cr**, Cu**, Ni**, and Zn in edible fish tissue, to AOC (40) monitored for ten consecutive years. The IBI Score is                                                                                                                                                                        as reference values for a healthy, diverse benthic community, based on                                                                                                                                                             American Water Co. in Gary, Hammond Drinking Water Facility in
                                          per year) for adult males and females. One meal per month for women            levels that do not pose a risk to populations consuming fish from Grand      determined by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and IDEM’s Ecological                                                                                                                                                                    the potential ecological endpoint for macroinvertebrate recruitment.                                                                                                                                                               Hammond, and the Whiting Drinking Water Facility in Whiting, for five
                                          who are pregnant or breastfeeding, women who plan to have children             Calumet River or other bodies of water in the Area of Concern. The state Potential Study.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tech Team is currently consulting the literature to determine endpoint                                                                                                                                                             consecutive years.
                                          and children under the age of 15 ), for 2 consecutive sampling seasons.        currently recommends that fish caught in Indiana should at a minimum, be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           timeline.
                                          For example, if in 2004 the data demonstrates that there is a reduction in     in a Group 2 advisory statewide. Therefore, the Group 2 fish consumption
                                          the concentration of contaminants in fish tissue, the Fish Consumption         advisory is an appropriate endpoint for each of the reaches in the AOC.
                                          Advisory can only be changed after the 2007, sampling event.                   Currently, the Grand Calumet River has a Group 5 fish consumption
                                                                                                                         advisory.


Illinois           Waukegan Harbor        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                       Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        1. Maintain conditions which promote the development of healthy and          1. Remove, treat and dispose of highly contaminated sediments (PCB         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            diverse benthic populations in the nearshore waters of Lake Michigan         concentrations greater than 50 mg/kg) from Waukegan Harbor which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            adjacent to Waukegan.                                                        currently prevent dredging activities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Remove contaminated sediments with PCB concentrations greater             2. Promote the development of a responsible dredging and disposal plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            than 50 mg/kg (ppm) from Waukegan Harbor to prevent the spread of            for moderately polluted sediments which may collect in the harbor in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            contamination to the nearshore waters of Lake Michigan.                      future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Maintain water and sediment quality conditions in Waukegan Harbor.        3. Maintain quality sediment in outer harbor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And, allow the development of diverse benthic communities consistent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with industrial and commercial use of the harbor.                            4. Maintain channel depths throughout the harbor which allow passage of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         fully loaded commercial vessels.



Michigan           Clinton River          No delisting targets set to date.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                       No delisting targets set to date.                                            Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        No delisting targets set to date.                                            No delisting targets set to date.                                          No delisting targets set to date.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
Michigan           Deer Lake              When there is no statistical difference between mercury concentrations in Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                            Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed                                         No delisting targets set to date.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                          Deer Lake Northern Pike and Greenwood Reservoir Northern Pike up to
                                          30 inches in length. (Per the delisting guidelines, if “it can be
                                          demonstrated that the impairment is not limited to the local geographic
                                          extent, but rather is typical of lakewide, region-wide, or area-wide
                                          conditions.

                                          The following statement is based on MDEQ data which shows that the
                                          confidence intervals for 24-inch northern pike from Greenwood
                                          Reservoir and Deer Lake overlap: The delisting goal will be met when
                                          these confidence intervals also overlap for 26, 28, and 30-inch northern
                                          pike from both lakes, presuming the same statistical test in the future.
                                          1. Levels of dioxin, PCBs, mercury and future relevant contaminants in         Representative angler and hunter survey results and ASTM taste studies      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        The incidence of internal and external tumors on fish is no higher than in   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        1. There is no more incidence of deformity than at suitable reference        When contaminants in sediments do not exceed the most stringent            Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      For treated drinking water supplies: densities of disease-causing
Michigan           Detroit River
                                          fish tissue shall be less than the current most stringent action levels; AND   confirm no tainting of fish flavor. CAVEATS: a) survey/study to be                                                                                       suitable reference sites elsewhere.                                                                                                                       sites, as determined by experts; AND (see #2 below)                          standards, objectives or guidelines such that there are restrictions on                                                                               organisms or concentrations of hazardous or toxic chemicals or
                                          (see #2 below)                                                                 determined, scientific fish taste/odor survey suggested; b) definition of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (navigational) dredging or disposal activities.                                                                                                       radioactive substances do not exceed the current and most stringent
                                                                                                                         "no" to be determined.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2. Community composition is no different from reference sites but is                                                                                                                                                               human health standards, objectives, or guidelines; and treatment needed
                                          2. There are no human consumption advisories for wildlife; AND (see #3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            significantly better than degraded sites; AND (see #3 below)                                                                                                                                                                       to make raw water suitable for drinking, including the treatment for taste
                                          below)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and odor, does not exceed the standard treatment. (settling, coagulation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Sediment-associated contaminants are not bioaccumulative; AND (see                                                                                                                                                              disinfection)
                                          3. Contaminants levels in fish and wildlife remain below current most                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             #4 below)
                                          stringent trigger concentrations for a minimum of five years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Sediment-associated contaminants are not toxic.




Michigan           Kalamazoo River        Reduce PCB availability to the biota within the watershed so that humans       Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                       Remediate contaminated sediments, restore habitat for fish and wildlife,  Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Remediate contaminated sediments so that there are no reproductive or        Reduce erosion and nonpoint source pollution to the river and its            Reduce levels of PCBs in sediments to eliminate restrictions on disposal   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                          and wildlife can have unrestricted consumption without health effects.                                                                                     and control nonpoint source pollution to meet fish and wildlife                                                                                           other negative health effects on wildlife or benthos.                        tributaries so that sedimentation is not impacting benthic life. Reduce      of dredged material.
                                          Protect human health related to PCB contamination and mercury                                                                                              management goals in the Kalamazoo River watershed. Reduce                                                                                                                                                                              nutrient input to prevent eutrophication of impoundments within the
                                          contamination in fish by reducing exposure through educational efforts.                                                                                    populations of undesirable exotic species and prevent introductions of                                                                                                                                                                 watershed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     new ones into the Kalamazoo River to restore and protect desirable native
                                                                                                                                                                                                     species.

Michigan           Manistique River       When PCBs in fish tissue from caged fish studies do not exceed                 Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                       Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        1. When the benthic macroinvertebrate community structure does not           1. When contaminants in sediments do not exceed standards, criteria, or    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                          background levels at the selected reference site.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 significantly diverge from non-impacted reference sites of comparable        guidelines, such that there are restrictions on dredging or disposal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            physical and chemical characteristics.                                       activities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. When toxicity of sediment-associated impacts are not significantly        2. When there are no restrictions on dredging to the authorized 12.5'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            higher than reference sites.                                                 commercial navigation channel depth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Establishment of a clean non-sawdust substrate in the dredged areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to support a healthy population of native organisms.

Michigan           Menominee River        No delisting targets set to date.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                       No delisting targets set to date.                                            Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        No delisting targets set to date.                                            No delisting targets set to date.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.




Michigan           Muskegon Lake          1. All member of the population will be able to eat fish safely.               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                       1. Communities will work cooperatively to manage and maintain vegetative Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                            Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        1. Remedial action cleanup will start in Ruddiman Creek by 2003/2004.        1. Additional costs for sampling sediments for heavy metals,               1. Phase II Stormwater Dischargers will meet goals to limit discharges of 1. MDEQ, U.S. EPA and Potentially Responsible Partners will address
                                                                                                                                                                                                     cover of native aquatic plant communities in Muskegon Lake to support a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hydrocarbons and/or other contaminants will no longer be necessary in      nutrients to the stormwater system.                                       groundwater contamination.
                                          2. Consumers of fish, subsistence fishers and sport fishers will be                                                                                        healthy fishery.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2. 50% of the contaminated sediment "Hot spots" in Muskegon Lake will        the MDNR Land and Water Permit process because all contaminated
                                          knowledgeable about the health benefits and risks from eating fish and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be in the feasibility study stage by 2010, with the initiation of remedial   sediment sites will be fully characterized.                             2. Municipalities institute nutrient management plans for watershed areas     2. Muskegon County Health Department will address drinking water wells
                                          abide by the fish consumption advisories for the AOC.                                                                                                      2. Communities will require that all shoreline and streamside                                                                                                                                                                          actions at the remaining sites at the rate on one site every year.                                                                                   on 50% of watershed.                                                          for nitrates and other contaminants of concern.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     developments blend in a "water's edge strip" landscaped with either low                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2. the level of contaminants in the Muskegon Lake AOC watershed
                                          3. Women of childbearing age and children under 15 will not be at more                                                                                     maintenance/no-input traditional , natural or native plantings. Each strip                                                                                                                                                             3. All contaminated sites cleanups will be completed by 2015.                sediments no longer impose additional costs due to requirements for the 3. Public/private landscape management (nutrient and pesticides) are
                                          risk nor advised to eat smaller quantities of fish compared to the rest of                                                                                 will provide adequate space for wildlife movement and connect isolated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              removal, disposal, confinement or remediation of dredge spoils.         implemented on 50% of watershed.
                                          the general population.                                                                                                                                    and fragmented habitat areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Local government will adopt zoning and ordinances to support the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            restoration and maintenance of near shore aquatic, tributary, wetland and    3. Aquatic habitats impacts are mitigated (within immediate area/zone)     4. The occurrences of algal blooms on Muskegon Lake, Bear Lake
                                          4. Levels of PCBs in Northern Pike and Carp will be below the Michigan                                                                                     3. Exotic species, including Eurasian Water milfoil and Purple loosestrife                                                                                                                                                             shoreline buffer habitats.                                                   where development/dredging occurs.                                         (Fenner's Ditch and lake tributaries) will no longer be observed at
                                          Department of Community Health Standards for consumption advisories                                                                                        will be eliminated or managed at levels that do not disrupt the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nuisance levels.
                                          and/or no worse than the advisories for Lake Michigan.                                                                                                     sustainability of native, aquatic plant communities.                                                                                                                                                                                   5. Sub-watershed streams will be hydrologically and morphologically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            stable and not a source of contaminated sediment transport.
                                          5. Levels of Mercury and PCBs in Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Redhorse                                                                                        4. Fish and wildlife population assessment (for species of concern) will
                                          Suckers will be below the Michigan Department of Community Health                                                                                          show an increase by 2008 (baseline data needed; assessment
                                          standards for consumption advisories and/or no worse than the advisories                                                                                   recommended every three years).
                                          for Lake Michigan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     5. The cause of low levels of DO will be determined by 2006 in order to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     develop targets and recommendations for restoration. (Assessments
                                                                                                                                                                                                     may include research on natural productivity, water movement, sediment
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and water column nutrient and toxicity concentration.)




Michigan           River Raisin           Eliminate restrictions on fish consumption.                                                                                                                Improve and enhance the quality and quantity of fish in the Area of          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Reduce bird deformities due to causes within the Area of Concern.            Improve and enhance the quality and quantity of benthic populations in       Eliminate unusual restrictions on dredge spoil disposal due to             Reduce nutrients from point and nonpoint sources to levels                 Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Concern.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the Area of Concern.                                                         contamination.                                                             recommended by the International Joint Commission.
Michigan           Rouge River            PCB concentrations meet state human consumption standards.                     No complaints for fish; little hunting in watershed = delist now?           1. GLEAS fish data = "acceptable" or better at all stations for 3            No external tumors observed in '95; chemical concentrations low = delist     No historic data, but chemical concentrations low = delist now?              GLEAS data = "acceptable" or better at all stations for 3 consecutive        No restrictions = delist now?                                              1. Algae species in middle branch impoundments characteristic of           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     consecutive surveys.                                                         now?                                                                                                                                                      surveys.                                                                                                                                                mesotrophic conditions, for 3 consecutive summers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     2. Sustainable populations of fish species predicted by Willey/Seelbach                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. No interference with recreational activities from algae blooms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     models (especially sensitive species), based on stream size & flows.


Michigan           Saginaw River/Bay      1. Levels of PCBs and dioxin in walleye taken from the Saginaw River/Bay Taste and odor problems reported by anglers for any species taken from            1. Walleye -- Increase abundance in the bay, ultimately through natural      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        1. Bald eagles -- The reproductive success of bald eagles in the Saginaw Sample of mayfly nymphs collected in the open waters of Saginaw Bay              The level of contaminants in Saginaw River/Bay sediments no longer         The average concentration of total phosphorus for three consecutive        The N:P ratio measured in Saginaw Bay is at least 29:1 for three
                                          are equal to or less than the levels found in comparable fish taken from the Tittabawassee River downstream from Midland and the Saginaw                   reproduction, such that growth rates approximate more closely statewide                                                                                   Bay area is equivalent to that found in other Lake Huron coastal areas in exceed 30/m2 for two consecutive years, based upon established                  imposes additional costs due to requirements for the removal,              years is 15ug/L or less, in accordance with the supplement to Annex 3 of   successive years, indicating that conditions once favoring blue-green
                                          other areas of the Great Lakes not listed as AOCs.                       River/Bay represents less than 1 in 10,000 of the estimated total annual          averages for this species and reflect improved use of available forage in                                                                                 Michigan.                                                                 sampling methods.                                                               confinement, and remediation of dredge spoils.                             1978 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.                                  algal populations responsible for former taste and odor problems in
                                                                                                                   catch for that species for three consecutive years. In addition, no specific      the bay.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  drinking water withdrawn from the bay are no longer present.
                                           2. PCB and dioxin levels in fish tissue from caged-fish studies in the  sites of fish tainting have been identified that would justify remedial action.                                                                                                                                                             2. Herring Gulls -- PCB levels in herring gull eggs taken from Saginaw
                                          Saginaw and Tittabawassee Rivers indicate that the former sources of                                                                                       2. Yellow Perch -- A sustained annual harvest of 750,000 pounds per year                                                                                  Bay area nest sites are not significantly higher than those found in other
                                          these contaminants have been effectively controlled and/or remediated.                                                                                     with increasing abundance of larger, faster-growing individuals.                                                                                          Lake Huron sampling locations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     3. Lake Sturgeon -- Documented evidence of natural reproduction in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saginaw River.




Michigan           St. Clair River (US)   When contaminant levels in fish and wildlife populations do not exceed      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                        When chlronomid mouthpart anomalies occur at rates similar to                When invertebrate community structure can be documented as                   No limitations on disposal of dredging spoils.                             Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                          current standards, objectives or guidelines and no public health advisories                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          incidences in "control" populations.                                         unimpaired or intermediate as defined by recent OMOEE benthic
                                          are in effect for human consumption of fish and wildlife.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         investigations.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Existing Delisting Targets for U.S. Areas of Concern for Six Beneficial Use            Impairments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       October 2004




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Restrictions on Drinking Water
       State              AOC                         Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption                                           Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor                 Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations                                           Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                                                                                    Degradation of Benthos                                                   Restrictions on Dredging Activities                                            Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Consumption, or Taste & Odor




Michigan       St. Marys River           No locally derived fish and wildlife consumption advisories as determined       Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   1. Concentrations of persistent toxic substances in fish and wildlife will be   Concentrations of persistent toxic substances in fish and wildlife will be  Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              1. Due to frequent disruption of benthic communities within navigational      When contaminants in dredged sediment do not exceed the standards,              1. All embayment waters have persistent total phosphorus concentrations            Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                         by the most stringent standards, objectives or guidelines.                                                                              below no observable adverse effect concentration (NOAEC) for                    below no observable adverse effect concentration (NOAEC) for                                                                                                   channels, as a consequence of ship traffic (includes adjacent areas that      criteria or guidelines that permit open water disposal. These levels are        of <20 ug/l, a secchi disc transparency of >1.2 m, dissolved oxygen at
                                                                                                                                                                                 reproductive, population, and teratogenic effects. Effects will be the same     reproductive, population, and teratogenic effects. Effects will be the same                                                                                    may be affected by ship traffic through bow waves, etc.) and navigational     based on sediment concentrations associated with compounds identified           saturation, chlorophyll concentration of <10 ug/l, and unionized ammonia
                                                                                                                                                                                 as control populations from unaffected areas which may include Lakes            as control populations from unaffected areas which may include Lakes                                                                                           dredging, emphasis is placed on demonstrating the absence of acute            within this AOC from local point or nonpoint sources, and not based on          <0.02 ug/l.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Superior and Huron.                                                             Superior and Huron.                                                                                                                                            and chronic toxic effects of sediment-associated contaminants and on          contributions of new atmospheric deposition of compounds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                demonstrating bioassay end points comparable to controls.                                                                                                     2. Phosphorus load from East End Water Pollution Control Plan <1 mg/l
                                                                                                                                                                                 2. Delisting criteria for sea lamprey control should be guided by Sea                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with a consideration of seasonal variability in receiving water sensitivity. All
                                                                                                                                                                                 Lamprey Control Center goals and objectives for control of lamprey on                                                                                                                                                                          2. Benthic community structure outside the shipping channel is not                                                                                            plants to consistently meet Certificate of Approval limits or MI permit
                                                                                                                                                                                 the St. Marys River.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           significantly different from control sites of comparable physical and                                                                                         system limits.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chemical characteristics (i.e., shallow, silty sand, substrates with no
                                                                                                                                                                                 3. A St. Mary fisheries management plan, compatible with both the Lake                                                                                                                                                                         oxygen limitations). When benthic macroinvertebrate community structure                                                                                       3. Any failure to meet these targets must not be attributable to cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                 Huron Binational Initiative and the Lake Superior Lakewide Management                                                                                                                                                                          does not significantly diverge from unimpacted sites of comparable                                                                                            eutrophication (i.e., nutrient inputs from human sources such as sewage).
                                                                                                                                                                                 Plan, should be developed to protect, enhance, and restore habitat, fish                                                                                                                                                                       physical and chemical characteristics. Populations of mesotrophic
                                                                                                                                                                                 communities, and native species. The plan should provide guidelines for                                                                                                                                                                        species such as mayfly (Hexagenia), fingernail clam (Pisidium), and                                                                                           4. Conditions above to be maintained for at least five years prior to
                                                                                                                                                                                 the control of exotic species. The guiding principle should provide for                                                                                                                                                                        oligochaetes (Ilyodrilus templetoni and Spirosperma ferox) are present                                                                                        delisting.
                                                                                                                                                                                 sustainable use of this resource founded upon self-sustaining fish                                                                                                                                                                             where suitable substrates are located, and historical data indicates that
                                                                                                                                                                                 populations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   these organisms are native to the area.                                                                                                                       5. Mean monthly values for delisting targets should be met throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              river, with sampling points representative of different river reaches and in
                                                                                                                                                                                 4. Wildlife management plans for resident and migratory species.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             proximity to known significant sources.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. In the absence of community structure data, this use may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                considered restored when toxicity of sediment-associated contaminants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is not significantly higher than controls. Resident fauna does not have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                elevated contaminant levels relative to unimpacted areas.


Michigan       Torch Lake                Decreased incidences of liver tumors in sauger and walleye would serve          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              No delisting targets set to date.
                                         as a basis for removing the advisory.
Michigan       White Lake                1. No consumption warnings on fish in White Lake. Chemical                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   1. Ensure community composition of fish species, along with the                 Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          1. Documentation of population increases of pollution intolerant benthic Reduce/remove sediments within White Lake that have chemical                         Minimize all anthropogenic nutrient sources within immediate drainage              1. Ensure all area residents and businesses have safe drinking water that
                                         concentrations in tissues must be equal or below levels found in other                                                                  associate organisms within the food web, are establishing a sustainable                                                                                                                                                                        organisms (including Hexagenia mayfly) for 3 consecutive years.          concentrations that increase dredging cost because of mandatory                      area by 10% in 2005 and 50% by 2010. Reduce the number of non-point                meets water quality standards (including bacteria, metals, and persistent
                                         areas of the Great Lakes not listed as Areas of Concern by 2008.                                                                        fish production by 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Increases must include samples taken in 3 of 5 area designated as “High confinement or from general removal of dredge materials.                              source erosion sites within the White River watershed by 50% in 2005.              chemicals). Targeted area includes all property “downstream” of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concern” by US Army Corps of Engineers (2000 publication).                                                                                                                                                                                       groundwater contamination sites that already impact or would impact
                                         2. Caged fish experiments at White Lake outlet to Lake Michigan, as                                                                     2. Documentation by Michigan Department of Natural Resources that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               White Lake if untreated. Meet standards by 2005.
                                         performed by MDNR, meet state consumption standards. Must meet                                                                          diversity and/or richness indices exhibiting a significant positive trend                                                                                                                                                                      2. Reclassification by US Army Corps of Engineers concerning the 5
                                         standards for 2 successive years.                                                                                                       equivalent to the ecological health and a stable fisheries population by the                                                                                                                                                                   heavily contaminated areas within White Lake as having no impact on                                                                                                                                                                              2. Evaluate all possible contamination sites by 2006 and implement
                                                                                                                                                                                 delisting request in 2010.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ecological health of the system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 remedial projects for necessary site by 2010.
                                         3. White Lake water quality tests meet all state MDEQ standards for full
                                         and partial body contact during 4 successive years.                                                                                     3. All tributaries in the immediate drainage basin of White Lake meet Total                                                                                                                                                                    3. Erosion sites, along White River, listed as “extremely severe” restored
                                                                                                                                                                                 Maximum Daily Loads for 2 consecutive sampling regimes (scheduled                                                                                                                                                                              by 2004 and remaining “severe” sites by 2008. Implement plans to for
                                                                                                                                                                                 sampling by DEQ in 2002 and 2008).                                                                                                                                                                                                             remaining sites by delisting date in 2010. (See addendum, White River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Streambank Erosion Inventory, 2002. Timberland RC&D).
                                                                                                                                                                                 4. Recovery of wildlife populations, which are dependent on the White
                                                                                                                                                                                 Lake food web, including bald eagles, osprey, and mink by 2008.


Minnesota      St. Louis River           No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                                  Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
New York       Buffalo River             No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
New York       Niagara River (US)        No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
New York       Eighteenmile Creek        No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
New York       Rochester Embayment       1. There are no Area of Concern-specific fish and wildlife consumption          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Environmental conditions in the Area of Concern support healthy, self-          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           1. Representative samples of water do not exceed NYSDEC ambient            1. Benthic macroinvertebrate communities are “non-impacted” or “slightly 1. A formal long-term agreement between Monroe County and the U.S.                       1. Total Phosphorus concentrations for near (11-12 m) and near-           1. Current scientific literature indicates that drinking water taste and odor
                                         advisories issued by New York State; AND (see #2 below)                                                                                 sustaining communities of fish and wildlife, as indicated by:                                                                                                   water quality standards for the protection of aquatic life and/or for      impacted” according to NYSDEC indices (Bode et al., 1996); OR (see          Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is in place to prohibit overflow dredging               nearshore (1 m) are less than or equal to 15 ppb and 20 ppb respectively; is a Great Lakes-wide problem; AND (see #2 below)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 protection of wildlife; AND (see #2 below)                                 #2 below)                                                                   in the Rochester harbor (the NYSDEC may also be included in the                       AND (see #2 below)
                                         2. There is no significant contaminant input from the Rochester                                                                         1. Representative samples of water do not exceed NYSDEC ambient                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        agreement); AND                                                                                                                                                 2. The scientific literature establishes cause(s) for taste and odor
                                         Embayment watershed contributing to contaminant levels in fish and                                                                      water quality standards for the protection of aquatic life and/or for                                                                                           2. Mink are present and are reproducing, or levels of PCBs, dioxin/furans, 2. In the absence of conclusive community structure data, the toxicity of                                                                                         2. Chlorophyll a concentrations for the near (11-12 m) and near-nearshore problems; AND (see #3 below)
                                         wildlife tissue that require fish and wildlife consumption advisories, as                                                               protection of wildlife, AND (see #2 below)                                                                                                                      mirex and mercury measured in the tissue of resident prey are below        sediment-associated contaminants is not statistically higher than controls. 2. The quality of the material to be dredged meets the standards for open-            (1 m) are less than or equal to 3.8 ppb and 5 ppb respectively; AND (see
                                         indicated by the following: Tissue concentrations of contaminants of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    those known to be associated with mink reproductive failure.                                                                                           lake disposal.                                                                        #3 below)                                                                 3. The Rochester Embayment watershed does not contribute significantly
                                         concern in representative samples of resident fish and wildlife are lower                                                               2. Water column macroinvertebrate communities are “non-impacted” or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to the taste and odor problem as determined using the findings of
                                         than the guidelines requiring advisories.                                                                                               “slightly impacted” according to NYSDEC indices (Bode et al, 1996);                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Secchi disk measurements in the nearshore (12 m) are greater than or Delisting Criteria #2.
                                                                                                                                                                                 AND (see #3 below)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           equal to 4 meters.

                                                                                                                                                                                 3. Mink are present and are reproducing, or levels of PCBs,
                                                                                                                                                                                 dioxins/furans, mirex and mercury measured in the tissue of resident prey
                                                                                                                                                                                 are below those known to be associated with mink reproductive failure.




New York       Oswego River              Resolution of BUI to be addressed in the Lake Ontario LaMP monitoring,          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Populations substantially similar to reference communities.                     Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           No persistent water quality problem due to cultural eutrophication; water          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                         trackdown, and corrective actions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   quality standards met; beneficial use goal met and maintained.


New York       St. Lawrence River at     No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
               Massena (US)
Ohio           Ashtabula River           Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines. Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.




Ohio           Black River               Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines. Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.      Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.


Ohio           Cuyahoga River            Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines. Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.


Ohio           Maumee River              Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines. No delisting targets set to date.                                               Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.      Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.


Pennsylvania   Presque Isle Bay          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed                                          No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.




Wisconsin                                No
               Fox River/ Lower Green Bay delisting targets set to date.                                                 Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           No delisting targets set to date.                                              No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                                  No delisting targets set to date.




Wisconsin      Milwaukee Estuary         Same as IJC delisting guideline: When contaminant levels in fish wildlife       Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   Toxics: When sediment assessment by the sediment quality triad at a             Toxics: Same as IJC delisting guidelines: When the incidence rates of           Toxics: When sediment assessment by the sediment quality triad at a            Toxics: When contaminant levels in macroinvertebrates are not                 Same as IJC delisting guideline: When contaminants in sediment do not           Same as IJC delisting guideline: When there are no persistent water                Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
                                         populations do not exceed current standards, objectives or guidelines,                                                                  sample site does not statistically differ from reference site(s) conditions.    fish tumors or other deformities do not exceed rates at unaffected control      sample site does not statistically differ from reference site(s) conditions.   significantly different from unaffected control sites. Ecosystem: When        exceed standards, criteria or guidelines such that they are restrictions on     quality problems (e.g. dissolved oxygen depletion of bottom waters,
                                         and public health advisories are not in effect for human consumption of                                                                 Ecosystem: When environmental conditions support healthy, self-                 sites and when survey data confirm the absence of neoplastic or pre-            Ecosystem: When the incidence rates of deformities or reproductive             environmental conditions support healthy communities of desired               dredging or disposal activities.                                                nuisance algal blooms or accumulation, decreased water clarity, etc.)
                                         fish or wildlife.                                                                                                                       sustaining communities of desired fish and wildlife at levels of abundance      neoplastic liver tumors in bullheads or suckers. Ecosystem: When                problems in sentinel wildlife species do not exceed background levels in       macroinvertebrates at levels of abundance that would be expected from                                                                                         attributed to cultural eutrophication.
                                                                                                                                                                                 that would be expected from the amount and quality of suitable physical,        sediment assessment by the sediment quality triad at a sample site does         inland control populations.                                                    the amount and quality of suitable habitat present.
                                                                                                                                                                                 chemical and biological habitat present.                                        not statistically differ from reference site(s) conditions.


Wisconsin      Sheboygan River           No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                   No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                              No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                                  Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                              Restrictions on Drinking Water
State   AOC   Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption   Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor   Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations   Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                              Degradation of Benthos   Restrictions on Dredging Activities   Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                   Consumption, or Taste & Odor




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                              Restrictions on Drinking Water
State   AOC   Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption   Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor   Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations   Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                              Degradation of Benthos   Restrictions on Dredging Activities   Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                   Consumption, or Taste & Odor




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                              Restrictions on Drinking Water
State   AOC   Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption   Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor   Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations   Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                              Degradation of Benthos   Restrictions on Dredging Activities   Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                   Consumption, or Taste & Odor




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                              Restrictions on Drinking Water
State   AOC   Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption   Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor   Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations   Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                              Degradation of Benthos   Restrictions on Dredging Activities   Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                   Consumption, or Taste & Odor




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                              Restrictions on Drinking Water
State   AOC   Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption   Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor   Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations   Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                              Degradation of Benthos   Restrictions on Dredging Activities   Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                   Consumption, or Taste & Odor




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bird or Animal Deformities or                                                                                                              Restrictions on Drinking Water
State   AOC   Restrictions on Fish & Wildlife Consumption   Tainting of Fish & Wildlife Flavor   Degradation of Fish & Wildlife Populations   Fish Tumors or Other Deformities                                                                              Degradation of Benthos   Restrictions on Dredging Activities   Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reproductive Problems                                                                                                                   Consumption, or Taste & Odor




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Degradation of Phytoplankton or
           State               AOC                                     Beach Closings                                                          Degradation of Aesthetics                                                                                                                        Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                          Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat                                                       Reference Documents and Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Zooplankton Populations
Indiana            Grand Calumet River    Five percent beach closures or four beach closures a season in the AOC        When the Aesthetics Index (AI) scores for the Area of Concern is rated        No delisting target set to date.                                         No delisting target set to date.                                         When the quantity of habitat adjacent to the river and other critical habitat    Indicators for the Grand Calumet River/ Indiana Harbor Ship Canal Remedial Action
                                          due to 235 E.Coli count / 100ml of water from April 1 to October 31.          as good. (Aesthetic data is being collected to establish the baseline                                                                                                                                                           is restored and are functional.                                                  Plan - Draft
                                          (Currently in GLNPO draft beach strategy)                                     for this indicator.)




Illinois           Waukegan Harbor        1. Identify and quantify sources of fecal coliform, such as cross             Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                         Provide water and sediment quality throughout the harbor and nearshore   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    1. Protect the high quality habitat provided by the southern portion of          Final Stage III Report: Waukegan Harbor Remedial Action Plan - July 1999
                                          connections or exfiltration from sewer lines, which impact the quality of the                                                                               lake area which is not detrimental to the development and growth of                                                                               Illinois Beach State Park.
                                          Waukegan River.                                                                                                                                             phytoplankton and zooplankton populations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Maximize, to the greatest extent practical in an industrial use situation,
                                          2. Reduce fecal coliform contamination from the Waukegan River.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the habitat value of the Waukegan Harbor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Protect and enhance the habitat provided in the nearshore waters of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lake Michigan, especially through reduction of water and sediment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        contamination in the ESA.




Michigan           Clinton River          No delisting targets set to date.                                             No delisting targets set to date.                                             Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    No delisting targets set to date.
Michigan           Deer Lake              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                            Remedial Action Plan Update for the Deer Lake Area of Concern: August 2002 - Draft




Michigan           Detroit River          When waters, which are commonly used for total-body contact or partial        1. When the waters are devoid of any substance which produces a                Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    1. No further loss of productive fish and wildlife habitat, net gain of          Criteria for Determining Delisting Eligibility for Impaired Beneficial Uses in the Detroit
                                          body-contact recreation, do not exceed most stringent standards,              persistent "objectionable" deposit, unnatural color or turbidity, or unnatural                                                                                                                                                  restored and protected habitat in accordance with fish and wildlife              River Area of Concern.
                                          objectives, or guidelines for such use.                                       odor , for example oil slick or surface scum. Oil and petrochemicals                                                                                                                                                            management plans for the conservation and restoration of Detroit River
                                                                                                                        should not be present in concentrations that can be detected as visible                                                                                                                                                         habitat, such as the Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, and local
                                                                                                                        film, sheen or discoloration on the surface, detected by odor, or from                                                                                                                                                          measures in place to protect conserved and restored sites in perpetuity;
                                                                                                                        deposits on shorelines and bottom sediment. To address turbidity, water                                                                                                                                                         AND (see #2 below)
                                                                                                                        should be free from substances attributable to municipal, industrial,
                                                                                                                        agricultural or other discharges, such as raw sewage, dredge spoils and                                                                                                                                                         2. The amount and quality of physical, chemical, and biological habitat
                                                                                                                        spills, resulting from human activity that will settle to form putrescent or                                                                                                                                                    required to meet fish and wildlife management goals have been achieved
                                                                                                                        otherwise objectionable sludge deposits. Persistence is defined in terms                                                                                                                                                        and protected.
                                                                                                                        of spatial and temporal scales. OR ... (see #2 below)

                                                                                                                        2. Elimination of the discharges from CSOs and spills from point sources
                                                                                                                        and nonpoint sources such that debris and persistent objectionable
                                                                                                                        deposits are not found in the River or along the shoreline. There shall be
                                                                                                                        no visible oil sheens on the river from any discharge.




Michigan           Kalamazoo River        Remediate contaminated sediments so that there are no restrictions on         Continue regulatory and nonregulatory pollution prevention, land use, and     Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Remediate contaminated sediments, restore habitat for fish and wildlife,         The Kalamazoo River: Beauty and the Beast - Remedial and Preventive Action Plan for
                                          body contact with the river. Continue regulatory and nonregulatory            spill prevention/control activities so that pollutants within the watershed                                                                                                                                                     and control nonpoint source pollution to meet fish and wildlife habitat          the Kalamazoo River Watershed Area of Concern - 1998.
                                          pollution prevention, and spill prevention/control activities so that         that could cause degradation of aesthetics will not enter the ecosystem.                                                                                                                                                        management goals in the Kalamazoo River watershed.
                                          pollutants that could cause concern for body contact do not enter the
                                          river in storm water. Proper manure management. Proper septic system
                                          siting and management.

Michigan           Manistique River       When waters, which are commonly used for total or partial body contact        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    When the amount and quality of physical, chemical, and biological habitat        Remedial Action Plan Update, Manistique River and Harbor Area of Concern,
                                          recreation do not exceed the most restrictive standards, objectives, or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       required to meet fish and wildlife management goals has been achieved            September 2002
                                          guidelines for such use.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and protected within the AOC.




Michigan           Menominee River        No delisting targets set to date.                                             Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    No delisting targets set to date.                                                The 1996 RAP update lists 17 objectives for meeting long-term goals, however, these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         objectives are not specifically listed as delisting targets for the beneficial use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         impairments. There are also "expected benefits" of restoration activities outlined, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         no specific targets.

Michigan           Muskegon Lake          1. The Muskegon County Health Department will no longer have to post          1. A soft shoreline with abundant fish habitat and overhanging trees.         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    1. Communities will work cooperatively to manage and maintain natural            Muskegon Lake Community Action Plan - 2002 Remedial Action Plan Update.
                                          "no contact" advisories in Muskegon Lake or its tributaries due to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            levels or at least a minimum of 45% vegetative surface cover of native
                                          wastewater sewer line or lift stations failures.                              2. A clean, beautiful lake with bottom sediments free of contamination and                                                                                                                                                      aquatic plants communities in Muskegon Lake.
                                                                                                                        debris.
                                          2. Lake bottoms will no longer be contaminated with toxic pollutants at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2. The nearshore/littoral zone will be shallow and obstruction free
                                          levels that are known to impact human health in children or adults in         3. The absence of nuisance algal blooms.                                                                                                                                                                                        (including seawalls/concrete/rip-rap/debris) to maintain a productive littoral
                                          designated public access, boat launch and beach areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        zone.
                                                                                                                        4. The absence of oil slicks.
                                          3. Lake bottoms will be free of dangerous debris (metal scraps, re-rod,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3. Communities will require that all shoreline and streamside
                                          wire, rusty barrels) at public access, boat launch, and beach areas.          5. A sense of place will be secured through the identification,                                                                                                                                                                 developments blend in a "water's edge strip" landscaped with either: 1)
                                                                                                                        enhancement and maintenance of public access and viewsheds for the                                                                                                                                                              low maintenance native or 2) no-input traditional plantings. Each strip will:
                                                                                                                        lake.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1) provide adequate space for wildlife movement 2) connect existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        isolated and fragmented habitats and 3) provide water quality benefits by
                                                                                                                        6. A gift to the future is ensured through sustained stewardship,                                                                                                                                                               slowing down and filtering stormwater runoff. A 130' wide strip is
                                                                                                                        development standards and regulatory action.                                                                                                                                                                                    recommended for wildlife nesting and safe movement. Seawalls will not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        be permitted below the ordinary high water mark, and only if erosion is
                                                                                                                        7. Motorized and non-motorized quiet areas both.                                                                                                                                                                                evident.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Invasive species, including Eurasian Water Milfoil and Purple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loosestrife will be eliminated or managed at levels that do not disrupt the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sustainability of native, aquatic plant communities.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Open surface acreage area will be: 1) maintained at no net loss, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ordinary high water mark and 2) increased by safely removing historic fill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in conjunction with rehabilitation and re-development projects.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Existing areas that are critical to reproduction, growth, and survival of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fish and wildlife will be preserved through land purchases, conservation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        easements, state designations or zoning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Aquatic habitats that are connected to large intact areas will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        preserved through public purchase, conservation easements, state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        designations or zoning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Altered shoreline areas will be restored to provide habitat and nesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        areas.




Michigan           River Raisin           Eliminate beach closings at Sterling State Park resulting from flows from     Control CSOs and reduce turbidity by implementing Best Management             Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Maintain or increase the quantity and quality of wetlands in the watershed.      The River Raisin Remedial Action Plan Update - August 2002
                                          the River Raisin.                                                             Practices throughout the watershed.
Michigan           Rouge River            Dry weather bacteria concentrations below full body contact criteria at all   Possibilities include: CSO overflow frequency = design criteria …SSOs         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    1. No net loss of upland, riparian, and aquatic habitat.                         2003 Rouge River Remedial Action Plan Revision.
                                          recreational areas, for 3 consecutive summers.                                controlled … streambank erosion reduced to natural rates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Habitat protection/ restoration/ recreation targets met.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. GLEAS aquatic habitat scores ="acceptable" or better at all locations,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for 3 consecutive surveys.

Michigan           Saginaw River/Bay      1. Three consecutive years of testing for E. coli bacteria, an indicator of   The average concentration of total phosphorus for three consecutive           The N:P ratio measured in Saginaw Bay is at least 29:1 for three         Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    1. Dissolved oxygen levels in the river meet or exceed the minimum state Targeting Environmental Restoration in the Saginaw River/Bay Area of Concern: 2001
                                          the presence of harmful microorganisms, confirm that state water quality      years is 15ug/L or less, in accordance with the supplement to Annex 3 of      successive years, indicating that conditions once favoring blue-green                                                                             water quality standard of 5.0mg/L during the critical summer months.     Remedial Action Plan Update - July 2002.
                                          standards for full-bogy recreation are being met in Saginaw River.            1978 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.                                     algal populations responsible for former taste and odor problems in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      drinking water withdrawn from the bay are no longer present.                                                                                      2. Critical coastal marsh areas are adequately protected-At least 60% of
                                          2. No more than three swimming beaches are closed per year and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the coastal marsh areas (below the 585-foot contour) and adequate
                                          closures last no more than two days each in Saginaw Bay.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      upland buffers representing essential fish and wildlife habitat is preserved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        through public ownership, covered under conservation easements, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        otherwise protected under agreements with landowners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. The most vulnerable portions of the remaining 40% of the essential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        coastal marsh areas have been clearly identified so that governmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        agencies, local conservation/environmental organizations, and concerned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        citizens can monitor their status, enforce existing laws, and conduct public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        educational programs to better protect these areas.




Michigan           St. Clair River (US)   Zero beach closings based on fecal coliform standards regulating beach        When over a two year period there is/are no, objectionable deposits,          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                    1. When over a two year period there is/are no, objectionable deposits,          The St. Clair River Area of Concern: Water Use Goals, Remedial Measures, and
                                          closings over a two year period.                                              unnatural color or turbidity, unnatural odor or unnatural scum/floating                                                                                                                                                         unnatural color or turbidity, unnatural odor or unnatural scum/floating          Implementation Strategy. Remedial Action Plan Stage 2 - Recommended Plan - March
                                                                                                                        materials.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      materials.                                                                       1995.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Ensure that sufficient enforceable mechanisms are in place to protect     Note: Targets are same for Canadian AOC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        existing aquatic and wetland habitat from cultural destruction or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        degradation, including filling, dredging, adversely affecting the hydrology,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cutting or removing vegetation required for habitat, and allowing pollutants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        such as sediment, excess nutrients or toxic substances to enter aquatic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or wetland habitat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Acquire into public ownership an additional 800 acres (324 ha) of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wetland habitat in Michigan by the year 2000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Protect existing habitat in Ontario.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Of the 5200 ha (12,844 acres) identified as "Candidate Sites" in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ontario, complete the following habitat rehabilitation projects by the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2000: Chenal Ecarte Wetland Creation (155 ha, 384 acres); Stag Island
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (80 ha, 198 acres); Darcy McKeough Floodway (445 ha, 1100 acres).




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Existing Delisting Targets for U.S. Areas of Concern for Six Beneficial Use         Impairments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          October 2004




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Degradation of Phytoplankton or
       State              AOC                                         Beach Closings                                                             Degradation of Aesthetics                                                                                                                               Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                             Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat                                                      Reference Documents and Notes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Zooplankton Populations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Reclaim and restore 200 acres (81 ha) of Michigan state-owned public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bottomlands currently in private use by the year 2000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Restore an additional 150 acres (61 ha) of wet prairie/meadow habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in Michigan by the year 2000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Enhance 2000 acres (809 ha) of wildlife habitat in Michigan by the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. A long-term habitat management plan for both Michigan and Ontario,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    including an assessment of needs (GAP analysis) relating to wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    diversity and integrity, will be completed to ensure continued habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    restoration and protection beyond RAP delisting.




Michigan       St. Marys River           1. For officially designated or commonly used full-body water contact           1. When the waters are devoid of any substance that produces a                  Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      1. Delisting shall not occur until appropriate planning has been undertaken St. Marys River RAP - Stage 2 Report: Remedial Strategies for Ecosystem Restoration -
                                         beaches, the daily geometric mean should not exceed regulatory                  persistent objectionable deposit, unnatural color, turbidity, or odor (e.g.,                                                                                                                                                               on an ongoing basis by local, state or provincial, and federal               December 2002.
                                         standards for parameters measured and be free from public health                oil slick, surface scum).                                                                                                                                                                                                                  governments. Plans shall ensure no net loss of existing habitat. Where
                                         advisories and beach closures due to sewage discharges from any                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            possible, they should address restoration of lost habitat and rehabilitation Note: Targets are same for Canadian AOC.
                                         source for a period of two years.                                               2. Oil and petrochemicals should not be present in concentrations that                                                                                                                                                                     of degraded habitat. Water quality guidelines for fish and wildlife
                                                                                                                         can be detected as visible film, sheen or discoloration on the surface,                                                                                                                                                                    requirements will also be addressed in these plans.
                                         2. Water should be substantially free from the presence of toxic algae or       detected by odor, or form deposits on shorelines and bottom sediments.
                                         contaminated sediments, which result from human activities and which                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2. Watershed management planning should be completed through the
                                         threaten human health through dermal exposure. Also free from bacteria,         3. To address turbidity, waters should be free from substances                                                                                                                                                                             establishment of a Watershed Council. Plans should include the same
                                         fungi, or viruses that may produce enteric disorders or eye, ear, nose,         attributable to municipal, industrial or other discharges resulting from                                                                                                                                                                   goals as listed above.
                                         throat, and skin infections.                                                    human activity that will settle to form putrescent or otherwise objectionable
                                                                                                                         sludge deposits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3. Agreements related to water flow regimes on the St. Marys River linked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to fish and wildlife needs will be negotiated and adhered to.
                                                                                                                         4. Persistence to be defined as in eutrophication, in terms of spatial and
                                                                                                                         temporal scales.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4. Control programs as identified in Fish & Wildlife Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Procedures and Practices should be established for the protection and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    maintenance of habitat from invasion and colonization of exotic species.




Michigan       Torch Lake                Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      No delisting targets set to date.                                                Remedial Action Plan for Torch Lake Areas of Concern -- 1987.

Michigan       White Lake                Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           1. Development of a White Lake Regional Master Plan by 2005 (includes           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      1. No net loss of habitat. Protect all areas existing below 100 year high        White Lake Community Action Plan: Remedial Action Plan Update 2002
                                                                                                                         City of Whitehall, City of Montague, Montague Township, White River                                                                                                                                                                        water level from development and continue to return those areas below
                                                                                                                         Township, and Fruitland Township). Plan will include initiatives for                                                                                                                                                                       this level to natural conditions. Protection is priority #1 and Restoration is
                                                                                                                         conservation, preservation, and restoration of areas.                                                                                                                                                                                      priority #2.

                                                                                                                         2. General aesthetic values of community addressed by 2006 and plans                                                                                                                                                                       2. Restore vegetation in riparian habitats, shore zone, shallow littoral zone,
                                                                                                                         implemented to address and provide public input related to emerging                                                                                                                                                                        and deep littoral zone with native vegetation in areas that are degraded.
                                                                                                                         issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ensure 40% of White Lake is rooted, rooted aquatic plant habitat by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Establish habitat corridors adjacent to shoreline at approximately 130 ft.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    for all property by 2004.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. White Lake meets dissolved oxygen levels set by state regulations (5.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mg/L) for two consecutive summers by 2010.


Minnesota      St. Louis River           No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      No delisting targets set to date.
New York       Buffalo River             Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      No delisting targets set to date.
New York       Niagara River (US)        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      No delisting targets set to date.
New York       Eighteenmile Creek        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.
New York       Rochester Embayment       1. Ontario Beach is open at least 80% of the swimming season (16 days           1. There is virtually no persistent decomposing algae (algae does not     Ninety percent of ambient water samples (collected monthly for one year),             1. Current scientific literature indicates that zebra mussel is a Great Lakes- 1. There is no net loss of acreage and quality of federal or state-          Untitled use impairment delisting document for Rochester Embayment AOC.
                                         closed in a maximum 80-day season), measured as a five-year rolling             persist more than 10% of summer days) along the Lake Ontario shoreline compared to a control, cause no chronic toxicity to Ceriodaphnia dubia .                 wide problem; AND (see #2 below)                                               designated wetlands, using 1996 as the baseline year for comparisons;
                                         average; AND (see #2 below)                                                     that is not part of a lakewide problem, for 5 consecutive years; AND (see                                                                                                                                                                      AND (see #2 below)
                                                                                                                         #2 below)                                                                                                                                                       2. The Rochester Embayment watershed does not contribute to the
                                         2. The Ontario Beach operating model is at least 80% accurate,                                                                                                                                                                                  presence of zebra mussel in the Rochester Embayment.                           2. There is no net loss of the 50-foot-wide buffer strip of trees and shrubs
                                         measured as a 5-year rolling average.                                           2. There is no odor due to chemical seeps at the Lower Fall; AND (see                                                                                                                                                                          on both sides of NYSDEC classified streams and the Genesee River up
                                                                                                                         #3 below)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to the Lower Falls (using 1999 as the baseline year for comparisons);
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AND (see #3 below)
                                                                                                                         3. There are no alewive die-offs for a 5-year period or dead alewives
                                                                                                                         along the Lake Ontario shoreline are part of a lakewide problem to which                                                                                                                                                                   3. Suspended sediment concentrations remain less than 30 mg/l for at
                                                                                                                         the Rochester Embayment watershed does not contribute; AND (see #4                                                                                                                                                                         least 80% of a year, and exceed 200 mg/l for no more than 5 events with
                                                                                                                         below)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a combined duration of not greater than 20 days, as determined by a 5-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    year average; AND (see #4 below)
                                                                                                                         4. There are no reports of discarded salmonids along the shoreline of the
                                                                                                                         lower Genesee River, due to fishing practices, for 5 consecutive years;                                                                                                                                                                    4. Hexagenia, or another appropriate indicator, is present in the
                                                                                                                         AND (see #5 below)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Embayment and in suitable habitats in the Genesee River up to the Lower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Falls; Members of the stonefly, mayfly and caddisfly families are present
                                                                                                                         5. There is virtually no litter caused by combined sewer overflows or left                                                                                                                                                                 in streams; AND (see #5 below)
                                                                                                                         by fishermen or other recreational users in the lower Genesee River or
                                                                                                                         adjacent shoreline; AND (see #6 below)                                                                                                                                                                                                     5. Amphibian diversity and abundance in the study area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (including the Genesee River up to the Lower Falls if monitoring can be
                                                                                                                         6. Suspended sediment concentrations in the Genesee River remain less                                                                                                                                                                      performed safely) are comparable to expected standards for the type of
                                                                                                                         than 30 mg/l for at least 80% of a year, and exceed 200 mg/l for no more                                                                                                                                                                   habitat; AND (see #6 below)
                                                                                                                         than 5 events with a combined duration of not greater than 20 days, as
                                                                                                                         determined by a 5-year average (habitat delisting criterion on suspended                                                                                                                                                                   6. Lake sturgeon of different life stages inhabit the Genesee River up to
                                                                                                                         sediment).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Lower Falls and the Embayment, or physical and biological habitat are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suitable for sturgeon; AND (see #7 below)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Mink inhabit and reproduce within areas contiguous to the Genesee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    River and streams within the defined are, or physical and biological habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    are suitable for mink.

New York       Oswego River              Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      No restricted use of fish habitat from flow or contamination.                    Oswego River Remedial Action Plan Stage 3 - Delisting - May 2002



New York       St. Lawrence River at     Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      No delisting targets set to date.
               Massena (US)
Ohio           Ashtabula River           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.    The Ashtabula River Partnership developed specific objectives (plans) to address
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     contaminated sediments and the loss of aquatic habitat that could also be applied to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     restore beneficial uses on the lower Ashtabula River.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     See: Ashtabula River Partnership: Final Comprehensive Management Plan - June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2001

Ohio           Black River               Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.


Ohio           Cuyahoga River            Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.


Ohio           Maumee River              Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.   Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Delisting targets pending finalization of State of Ohio delisting guidelines.


Pennsylvania   Presque Isle Bay          Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                            Currently in Area of Recovery status via natural recovery method. Are well on the way to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     developing a delisting process, answering key questions, and setting targets.



Wisconsin                                No
               Fox River/ Lower Green Bay delisting targets set to date.                                                 No delisting targets set to date.                                               No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                            The Nutrient and Sediment Management Workgroup of the Science and Technical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Advisory Committee (STAC) developed the following recommendations, supported by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the STAC, which would improve some of the beneficial use impairments in the AOC, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     aren't "direct targets": To effect the changes in underwater light needed for restoration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of the littoral community, a goal of 1.5m for Secchi disc transparency is recommended.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Goals of 45 ug/l total phosphorus (corresponding to 11 ug/l chlorophyl in Figure 3) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     7.5 mg/l TSS are recommended as summer averages in the AOC. To reach the above
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     goals for total P and TSS, it is estimated that total external loads should be reduced by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     50%. The recommended loads are 225 metric tons for TP and 75,000 metric tons for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TSS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     See: Nutrient and Sediment Management in the Fox-Wolf Basin (White Paper),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Science and Technical Advisory Committee, February 2000.



Wisconsin      Milwaukee Estuary         Same as IJC delisting guideline: When waters, which are commonly                Same as IJC delisting guideline: When the waters are devoid of any              Toxics and Ecosystem: When phytoplankton and zooplankton                        Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Same as IJC delisting guideline: When the amount and quality of               Milwaukee Estuary RAP, Chapter 9, Table 9.1
                                         used for total body contact or partial body contact recreation do not           substance which produces a persistent objectionable deposit, unnatural          bioassays confirm no significant toxicity in ambient waters.                                                                                               physical, chemical, and biological habitat required to meet fish and wildlife
                                         exceed standards, objectives, or guidelines for such use.                       color or turbidity, or unnatural odor (e.g. oil slick, surface scum).                                                                                                                                                                      management goals have been achieved and protected.




Wisconsin      Sheboygan River           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                           No delisting targets set to date.                                               Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.                                      Beneficial Use Impairment not listed.




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                                                                                                                                           ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                        October 2004




                                                           Degradation of Phytoplankton or
State   AOC   Beach Closings   Degradation of Aesthetics                                     Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                      Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat       Reference Documents and Notes
                                                              Zooplankton Populations




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                                                                                                                                           ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                        October 2004




                                                           Degradation of Phytoplankton or
State   AOC   Beach Closings   Degradation of Aesthetics                                     Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                      Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat       Reference Documents and Notes
                                                              Zooplankton Populations




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                                                                                                                                           ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                        October 2004




                                                           Degradation of Phytoplankton or
State   AOC   Beach Closings   Degradation of Aesthetics                                     Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                      Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat       Reference Documents and Notes
                                                              Zooplankton Populations




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                                                                                                                                           ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                        October 2004




                                                           Degradation of Phytoplankton or
State   AOC   Beach Closings   Degradation of Aesthetics                                     Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                      Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat       Reference Documents and Notes
                                                              Zooplankton Populations




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                                                                                                                                           ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                        October 2004




                                                           Degradation of Phytoplankton or
State   AOC   Beach Closings   Degradation of Aesthetics                                     Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                      Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat       Reference Documents and Notes
                                                              Zooplankton Populations




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                                                                                                                                           ~ Based on best available information ~

                                                                                                                                                        October 2004




                                                           Degradation of Phytoplankton or
State   AOC   Beach Closings   Degradation of Aesthetics                                     Added Cost to Agriculture & Industry                                      Loss of Fish & Wildlife Habitat       Reference Documents and Notes
                                                              Zooplankton Populations




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