TMDL implementation of control

Implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is the final step. It requires participation form all the stakeholders, as TMDLs are not self-implementing.
The waste load allocation portion of the TMDL can be implemented through effluent limits in discharge permits. In the case of non-point sources, voluntary controls or locally enacted controls are necessary to implement the load allocations.
We rely on authority already granted by the federal Clean Water Act to implement TMDLs.