TMDL Development Process

  • Identify waters that do not meet water quality standards. In this process, the state identifies the particular pollutant(s) causing the water not to meet standards. This list of waters not meeting their beneficial uses and needing TMDLs is published as part of the Integrated Report.

 

  • Prioritize waters that do not meet standards for TMDL development (for example, waters with high naturally occurring "pollution" will fall to the bottom of the list), and

 

  • Establish TMDLs (set the amount of pollutant that needs to be reduced and assign responsibilities) for priority waters to meet state water quality standards. A separate TMDL is set to address each pollutant with concentrations over the standards.

 

  • Develop strategies for reducing water pollution and assess progress made during implementation of the strategy. This is when a watershed partnership most likely will want to get involved. If the partnership has already developed a plan of action, it should be shared with the state. In fact, several states have incorporated watershed partnership plans in the state's strategy for specific TMDLs.


Water Quality Division Employee Email List (click to expand)

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Last Name First Name E-Mail Address Program Phone
Anderson Carl cjanders@nd.gov WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701.328.5213
Budde Nick nrbudde@nd.gov WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701.328.5267
Carlson Maren mjcarlson@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5230
Christensen Emily eachristensen@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5243
Collins Jim jcollins@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5161
Crowdus Kory kCrowdus@nd.gov WQ Spill Investigation 701.328.5202
DeVries Sam sgDeVries@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5215
DeVries Taylor tlDeVries@nd.gov WQ Spill Investigation 701.328.5236
Espe Brady bespe@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5228
Gleich Casey ctGleich@nd.gov WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701.328.4164
Gross Joe jlgross@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5292
Grossman Dallas dgrossma@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5242
Haroldson Marty mharolds@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5234
Harries Alison aharries@nd.gov WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701.328.5217
Husband Heather hhusband@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.537.2043
Jeannotte Tyson tlJeannotte@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5219
Joynt Emily eJoynt@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5239
Kaiser Don dkaiser@nd.gov WQ Spill Investigation 701-328-5151
Kitzes Edwin eKitzes@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5253
Kramer Nic njKramer@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5240
Larsen Aaron allarsen@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5230
Lightfoot Allison aLightfoot@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5285
Lund Dylan dLund@nd.gov WQ Spill Investigation 701.328-5169
Nett Joseph jnett@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5227
O'Gorman Brian bogorman@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5177
Olson Paul paulrolson@nd.gov WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701.328.5233
Piper Dianna dpiper@nd.gov Water Quality Division 701.328.5210
Rockeman Karl krockema@nd.gov Water Quality Division 701.328.5212
Roth Taylor troth@nd.gov WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701.328.5294
Sandness Greg gsandnes@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701.328.5232
Schick McKenzie mschick@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5288
Schuett Patrick pschuett@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5235
Stockdill Scott sjstockdill@nd.gov WQ Spill Investigation 701.328.5241
Strommen Rachel rstrommen@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5244
Suess Bill bsuess@nd.gov WQ Spill Investigation 701.328.5216
Suggs Shannon ssuggs@nd.gov WQ Ground Water Monitoring 701.328.6409
Waldron Feld Sarah sfeld@nd.gov WQ NDPDES Permitting 701.328.5237
Wax Peter pwax@nd.gov WQ Special Projects 701.328.5268
Wert Joshua jewert@nd.gov WQ Watershed Management 701-328-5214