On December 18, 2012, EPA officially published its proposed nutrient criteria rules for Florida’s estuaries, marine waters, and South Florida flowing waters, as well as EPA’s re-proposed streams criteria. The official rule proposals are available here.
EPA will accept public comments on the proposed estuary, canal, and coastal criteria until February 19, 2013, and will accept comments on the re-proposed streams criteria until February 1, 2013. The rule proposals state that “[b]ecause of EPA’s obligation to sign a notice of final rulemaking on or before September 30, 2013 under Consent Decree, the Agency regrets that it will be unable to grant any requests to extend this deadline.”
For additional information contact Winston Borkowski.