EPA, Fla. Reach Deal Over State Water Nutrient Limits

Law360, Miami (March 18, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- After a yearslong battle between federal standards for nutrients in water and Florida state environmental agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced an agreement that will allow Florida to implement limits on phosphorus and nitrogen in state waterways.

The EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said the agreement will allow the state to move forward with implementing rules on nutrients — which can cause algal blooms and contribute to water quality problems — rather than get bogged down in litigation.

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