The individual work groups established under the CCMP assembled a wealth of knowledge regarding management options. As it became clear that the agencies charged with regulatory responsibility had difficult decisions to make, a cross cutting Oversight Group made up of the EPA and the state regulatory agencies was formed in 2005. This group continued the effort to evaluate options and resulted in draft pollution reduction plans. As options were considered for implementing pollution reduction, there was an ongoing need for partners to remain informed and involved. Therefore, in March 2013, the Management Committee agreed to combine the three technical work groups into a single water quality group to make more efficient use of member’s time.