EPA Holds Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Florida Water Quality Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding several public hearings in April, in addition to the public hearings that were held in February, to receive more input on the agency's proposed Florida water quality standards. The standards will protect people's health, aquatic life and the long-term recreational uses of Florida's waters, which are a critical part of the state's economy.

The additional hearings are scheduled for:

April 13, 2010: Fort Myers

Harborside Event Center

1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, Fla. 33901

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

April 14, 2010: Tampa

Hilton Tampa Airport

2225 North Lois Avenue, Tampa, Fla. 33607

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

April 15, 2010: Jacksonville

Clarion Hotel Airport Conference Center

2101 Dixie Clipper Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. 32218

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed standards through April 28

More on the proposed rule and public hearings:

http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/standards/rules/florida/

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