Chesapeake Bay Executive Order
Protection and Restoration

Federal Water Quality Two-Year Milestones for 2018-2019

November 21 2017

The draft 2018-2019 Federal Water Quality Two-Year Milestones are available effective today (November 21, 2017) for a 30-day public comment period through December 21, 2017. These milestones represent commitments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and nine other federal agencies’ (USDA, DoD, USACE, USGS, NPS, FWS, NOAA, DOT, and GSA) to support the water quality goals in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The commitments, many of which are designed to support the jurisdictions in meeting their water quality milestones, represent activities with the potential to have significant environmental outcomes, require significant resources, or directly support the jurisdictions in meeting Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) commitments. These commitments are contingent on receiving adequate federal funding in the 2018 and 2019 fiscal year budgets. Please post any feedback on the proposed milestones in the comment box below or directly via email to the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership’s Federal Office Directors Coordinator at

Read the report: 2018-2019 Programmatic WQ Milestones.pdf (384.15 kb)

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Federal agencies show progress in efforts to restore Chesapeake Bay

March 28 2013

The Federal Leadership Committee for the Chesapeake Bay issued its Fiscal Year 2012 Progress Report, highlighting extensive efforts undertaken last year by seven federal agencies charged with helping to protect and restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. 

“EPA and our other federal partners are pleased to report the tangible progress we’ve made over the past year, which will inform, guide and accelerate our collective actions going forward,” said Nick DiPasquale, Chesapeake Bay Program Director.  “The federal agencies and our partner jurisdictions are accountable to the citizens living near the local rivers and streams that also stand to benefit from this critical restoration work.  Through our commitments, the prospects for increased momentum and improvements to the Bay’s health should be encouraging to everyone.”

Federal agencies included in this report are the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, and Transportation.

Download the report.

Submitted Letters

September 01 2009

In addition to the feedback below, we have received several letters expressing comments and opinions.   If you would like to submit a letter please send it to

Tell us what you think

August 06 2009

Input from the public is critically important to the federal agencies that are creating new approaches for restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. When a draft strategy and revised reports are released on November 9, the formal public comment period will begin. But until then, feedback can be submitted by using the form below. Also available is the option to share thoughts on any entry on this website simply by clicking on the "feedback" link after the entry. The federal agencies will receive and consider feedback posted on this website. However, they will not respond individually to each person who offers comments. The public will have the opportunity to submit formal written comments for the record beginning November 9.

In addition to the feedback below, we have received several letters expressing comments and opinions.