- Reported to the Management Board on the value and feasibility of forming a PCB Consortium as a forum for collaboration and sharing among stakeholders around PCB TMDLs.
- Finalized and disseminated a report on the value and feasibility of voluntary programs for the removal of PCB-containing electrical equipment and building materials.
- Finalized and disseminated a report on current science and gaps in understanding of toxic contaminants that are related to agricultural and urban land use.
- Evaluated the value and feasibility of forming a PCB Consortium to empower collaboration among stakeholders around PCB TMDLs.
- Received funding to work with the District Department of Energy and Environment on a method for determining the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in pavement sealant to help contractors and residents make safe and informed consumer choices.
- Completed a study through the Chesapeake Stormwater Network to determine the relative amount of toxic contaminant reduction that might occur across the range of best management practices implemented as part of the nutrient- and sediment-focused Bay TMDL. Part 1 of the study examines how practices meant to control stormwater can remove urban toxic contaminants from the environment, while Part 2 examines how the agricultural and wastewater sectors influence antibiotics, biogenic hormones and pesticides.
- Completed a story map depicting the extent of jurisdiction-listed waters that are impacted by PCBs, as well as maps depicting the need for, development of and presence of active PCB TMDLs.
- Collaborated with EPA enforcement personnel on four PCB inspections at facilities in the watershed.