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NASDA Expresses Concern with EPA Water Strategy
USAgNet - 10/22/2010

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has commented on EPA's draft "Strategy for Achieving Clean Water," expressing concerns about the agency's stated goal of increasing the regulatory universe--particularly in regards to agriculture.

In its comments, NASDA took issue with EPA's stated goal of expanding jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.

Additionally, the comments expressed concerns with EPA efforts to increase the number of CAFO's regulated, as well as its tactics related to the Chesapeake Bay and establishing Numeric Nutrient Criteria in places like Florida.

A group of farm organizations are also requesting that EPA withdraw the draft TMDL or, barring that, make public the models its scientists relied upon to develop it and allow for a comment period on the modeling formula.

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