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EPA Sets Nutrient Limit for Florida Waters

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule that sets specific numeric limits on the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous allowed in Florida’s lakes, rivers, streams and springs.

The EPA nutrient rule becomes effective 15 months after publication in the Federal Register.

The rule is precedent setting and of national significance, as it marks the first time that EPA has attempted to displace a state’s efforts to manage nutrients by establishing federal criteria. EPA has already stated that it intends to adopt a similar approach in the Gulf of Mexico drainage basin watershed.

To view the final rule, click here: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/browse.html

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