EPA Establishes Red Tide Rules To Protect Fla. Waters

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 3:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday it has approved the implementation of clean water limits aimed at reducing the occurrence of harmful "red tide" algae blooms in 100,000 miles of Florida waterways.

The EPA has approved a set of rules promulgated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that would protect the state’s springs, lakes, streams and some estuaries from excess nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants, which cause algal blooms and contaminate drinking water supplies. The EPA is also proposing a pair of new federal...
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