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National Academy of Sciences to Review Economic Impacts of Numeric Nutrient Criteria

One of the primary criticisms of the EPA’s numeric nutrient criteria for Florida’s lakes and inland flowing waters is the economic impacts that would result from compliance with the new standards.  There is a substantial discrepancy between the estimates of … Continue reading

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U.S. House Sub-Committee Holds Hearing on EPA Nutrient Policies

On June 24, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing to focus on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) nutrient policies and the EPA goal for states to adopt uniform numeric nutrient water … Continue reading

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Florida DEP Holds Workshops to Discuss Proposed State Nutrient Standards

On June 14, 2011 and June 16, 2011, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)  held public meetings on potential revisions to Chapters 62-302 and 62-303, F.A.C., regarding nutrient standards (nitrogen and phosphorous) and dissolved oxygen.  This rulemaking effort is FDEP’s … Continue reading

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