Nutrient Trading and the Chesapeake Bay . Paul K. Marchetti PENNVEST February 18, 2008. New York. Pennsylvania. Maryland. Delaware. West Virginia. District of Columbia. Chesapeake Bay Watershed Boundary. Virginia. PA’s Chesapeake Bay Drainage:.
Paul K. Marchetti
February 18, 2008
District of Columbia
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Boundary
VirginiaPA’s Chesapeake Bay Drainage:
Over 50 % of the land in PA drains to the Chesapeake Bay.
The Susquehanna River is the largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, providing 90% of the freshwater flow to the upper bay and ½ the total flow into the Bay.
PA’s Potomac provides an additional 2% of the Bay’s freshwater flow.
1987- Governor Casey signed the 2nd Chesapeake Bay Agreement
1988- Developed 1st Ch. Bay Nutrient Reduction Strategy
1996- Issued 2nd Ch. Bay Nutrient Reduction Strategy
2000- Governor Ridge signed the Chesapeake 2000 (C2K) Agreement
2002- Ch. Bay Nutrient Reduction Strategy Updated
2004- Issued revised Tributary StrategyPA’s Chesapeake Bay Timeline:
October - Interim Final Trading Policy Published for comment
December - House Resolution
2006- Ch. Bay Tributary Strategy Steering Committee Meetings (January- November)
January - Senate Resolution
2006- Strategy Related Activities
July- PS Alternative Allocation Strategy published for comment
November-draft trading policy, appendix and three attachments published for comment
December- policy, appendix and three attachments published as final
2007- Continued implementation of PS and NPS Strategies
2008- Continue implementationPA’s Chesapeake Bay Timeline(cont.)
Two Main Elements:
14% N and 22% P
86% N and 78% P
1 Local Project: Mount Joy Borough Authority will meet compliance through a combination of local activities and a partial upgrade.
2 Developer Projects: Red Barn Trading Company signed contracts with developers which will use the credits for NPDES permit compliance.
Antrim Township- looking at ways to generate credits locally to offset growth pressures.
Digester’s- to process manure to generate credits and produce a number of bi-products (concrete ash, energy, biomass etc).
Integrated Water Resources, Source Water ProtectionRecent Activities:
DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Website:
DEP’s Nutrient Trading Website: