DEQ/EPA Memorandum of Agreement
DEQ and EPA signed an MOA on Feb. 1, 2000. The purpose of the MOA is to formalize the commitment to complete TMDLs in Oregon on a 10 year schedule. In addition, the MOA describes the components of a TMDL and that an implementation strategy and plans will be included with TMDLs that DEQ develops.
A Consent Decree between the US Environmental Protection Agency and Northwest Environmental Defense Center, John R. Churchill, and Northwest Environmental Advocates was approved and signed on Oct. 17, 2000 regarding the establishment of TMDLs based upon the Feb. 1, 2000 MOA between EPA and DEQ. The Consent Decree lists the cumulative number of TMDLs to be established through 2010.