EPA Allows Looser Rules For Some Fla. Waterways

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this month approved Florida's request to make it possible to lower water quality standards on some of the state's waterways without violating the Clean Water Act.

The new rule will allow the state Department of Environmental Protection to reclassify some of its waterways from a Class III — meaning safe for swimming and fishing — to the newly created Class III-Limited, which will limit water use to, for example, boating and minimal human contact with the water.

The approval came in...
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