Schedule Changes for Hearings on EPA Numeric Nutrient Criteria

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The U S Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled three public hearing dates for their new water regulatory criteria for the state of Florida (see below). Pre-registration is strongly encouraged especially if you would like to speak at the hearings.
The EPA recently notified pre-registered participants of the following changes in the schedule:
In light of the large number of preregistrants, the Agency has adjusted the times of the hearings on the Proposed Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida’s Lakes and Flowing Waters to allow for as many speakers as possible during each session. The dates of the hearings remain the same. Below you will find the new times of the hearings and important information on the process by which speakers will be able to make oral comments.


February 16, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Capitol East
1355 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (NEW Session)
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

February 17, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (this session has been extended 1.5 hours)
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (this session will begin 30 minutes later than originally planned)

February 18, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport
1301 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. (this session will begin 1 hour earlier than originally planned)
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (this session will begin 1 hour earlier than originally planned)

ANy written comments are due by March 29, 2010.