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STATE, LOCAL OFFICIALS URGE DELAY IN WATER QUALITY REVIEW FOR AMMONIA

State and local government officials are urging U.S. EPA to postpone reviewing its water quality criteria -- and possibly permit limits -- for ammonia, arguing that there are significant problems with studies that prompted the review.

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EPA Study of Gulf 'Dead Zone' May Shift Focus To Industrial Pollution

A new EPA report on the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" recommends a shift in restoration goals that agriculture industry and other sources say should increase the focus on industrial facilities' contribution to a problem that is largely blamed on runoff from farms in states along the Mississippi River. The report, which an EPA task force will review next week, recommends that EPA focus future efforts to reduce high nutrient discharge levels in the Gulf by focusing on both nitrogen and phosphorous.

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Inspector General Poised To Issue Review Of EPA Water Enforcement

EPA's inspector general (IG) is poised to release a review of the administration's assertion that increased enforcement of excessive sewer releases during rainy weather has reduced the need to enforce water discharge permits for industrial facilities.

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Pentagon Drafts First-Time Policy To Promote 'Green' Purchases

The Pentagon is developing a first-time policy to require the military to purchase environment-friendly products and equipment. The so-called "green" purchasing policy is intended to provide procurement officers with guidance on purchasing EPA-certified products that contain recycled materials, rely on alternative non-fossil fuels, or use chemicals that do not deplete the stratospheric ozone layer.

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Environmentalists Eye Lawsuits To Expand Regulation Of Wetlands

Environmentalists are considering litigation to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to regulate construction projects on wetlands in Georgia and Tennessee as part of a broader effort to require Clean Water Act permits for discharges to wetlands and other areas connected to navigable water bodies by groundwater.

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EPA Considers Narrow Revisions To Contentious Clean Water Act Rules

EPA water officials are considering whether to draft a streamlined version of long-stalled, contentious Clean Water Act rules -- which have been under consideration since the Clinton administration -- under which states set aggregate pollution limits for waterbodies, according to state and EPA sources.

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State, Local Officials Urge EPA To Delay Water Quality Review For Ammonia

State and local government officials are urging EPA to postpone reviewing its water quality criteria -- and possibly permit limits -- for ammonia, arguing that there are significant problems with studies that prompted the review.

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OCEANS PANEL RETREATS FROM PLAN TO CONSOLIDATE NONPOINT PROGRAMS

A panel charged with recommending new federal policies to protect and improve ocean health has backed off a draft recommendation to consolidate certain federal nonpoint water pollution programs currently administered by EPA and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to documents released by the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.

The change is among a host of key modifications the panel made when finalizing a draft report it released earlier this year.

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EPA LENGTHENS COMPLIANCE DATE EXTENSION FOR TROUBLED OIL SPILL RULE

EPA has added 18 months to the already extended compliance deadline for facilities that store oil to implement spill prevention measures, bowing to industry pressure to lengthen a planned one-year delay proposed in June to meet deadlines in the agency's revised spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) rule.

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NEW PRESS ON CALIFORNIA OVER PERCHLORATE MCL TARGETS COST

Environmentalists and industry groups are focusing on the potential cost impacts of a forthcoming California perchlorate maximum contaminant level (MCL) in pressing the state health department and Schwarzenegger administration to follow markedly different approaches in setting the drinking water standard.

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