Phosphorus Water Quality Standards for Florida Everglades

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0515
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA directed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) in its September 3, 2010 Amended Determination (AD), and consistent with an April 2010 Court order, to complete rulemaking to correct deficiencies in its Phosphorus Rule by January 1, 2011 and the Amended Everglades Forever Act by July 11, 2011. The required changes were included in the AD and consisted of line-by-line strike-outs of portions of the Phosphorus Rule that were rejected by the Court as inconsistent with the Clean Water Act (CWA) and disapproved by EPA on December 3, 2009. The deadline for the State to correct the deficiencies passed and FDEP failed to make the required changes. Therefore, EPA identified the disapproved provisions of the Phosphorus Rule and the Amended Everglades Forever Act that are not in effect for Clean Water Act purposes in this final rule.
RIN: 2040-AF38
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 131
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 USC 1313(c)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM07/01/201176 FR 38592
Final Rule08/03/201277 FR 46298
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OW

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 01, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/01/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0515-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 08/03/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0515-0092

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/03/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0515-0094
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/03/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0515-0093
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/03/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0515-0095


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Mario Sengco
202 566-2676
202 566-9981 (Fax)
4305T, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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