The Chesapeake Executive Council, the top policy-making body for Bay restoration, is scheduled to meet at Mount Vernon on May 12.

Details of the meeting are still being determined, but council members, who have acknowledged that the 2010 goal to restore Chesapeake Bay water quality will not be met, are expected to consider a new cleanup deadline.

The council is also expected to set the first in a series of two-year goals that would outline what each jurisdiction expects to accomplish through the end of 2011. Council members committed to the establishment of interim two-year milestones at their meeting last November. The intent is to improve accountability and keep restoration progress on track.

The Executive Council includes Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Chesapeake Bay Commission Chairman John Cosgrove.