Project Title & Description
FY 2009 ARRA Water Quality Mgmt Planning Illinois EPA
This project supports water quality (WQ) management planning activities that are authorized under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This project will provide activities under this grant agreement such as: a) Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) updates to 1999 IEPA baseline loading report; b) Precision estimates of macroinvertebrate and fish indexes of biological integrity: and c) ISWS continuous dissolved oxygen/temperature and water sample collections. The recipient will provide 44.29% of the funds awarded under the agreement to regional planning organizations (RPOs) to the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Each RPO will work on 1) WQ standards and assessment, nutrient-related efforts, and cross-program collaboration and coordination; and 2) Watershedbased planning and WQ monitoring, respectively.