ACWA Raises New Objections To EPA’s Push For Numeric Nutrient Criteria

November 22, 2022
The Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) says EPA’s new framework for reducing nutrient pollution in bodies of water puts too much emphasis on numeric criteria and overreaches by expecting all states to follow the same reduction strategy, renewing a long-standing clash over how states should decide when waterbodies are impaired by nutrients. “Since the issuance of the memorandum, we have become somewhat concerned that EPA is selectively focusing on certain portions of its recommendations, often without coordination with the...

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