Thursday, March 4, 2010

Nutrient Standards Delayed 30 Days

Florida got a brief reprieve today from the enactment of numeric nutrient standards. The EPA announced today that it would extend the comment period for its proposed numeric nutrient standards for 30 days to "ensure that Florida residents voices are heard...."

This is an issue I have reported on before because of the likelihood that such standards will eventually be mandated nationwide. Numerical nutrient standards are controversial due to the cost associated with determining what the appropriate levels of nutrients are in various bodies of water.

Many in Florida are watching these proceedings with interest/apprehension.

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