Friday, September 29, 2017

Final Lake Erie Phosphorus Reduction Action Plan Now Available From DEP

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced it now has available the final Lake Erie Phosphorus Reduction Action Plan which outlines methods and strategies for the reduction of nutrient pollution in Lake Erie.  (formal notice)
Pennsylvania is one of eight state governments with coastline and contributing tributaries to the Great Lakes, and one of five states that share jurisdictional responsibilities for water quality in the Lake Erie Basin.
The states in the United States and Canadian provinces fully participate in this process to assure cooperative restoration success.
The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was amended and reaffirmed in 2012 to include a process to develop new phosphorus reduction targets for Lake Erie, which was adopted formally by the parties in February 2016 to address over-nutrification problems identified within Lake Erie and develop United States and Canadian DAPs for phosphorus reductions in each country.
Click Here for a copy of the final plan and the comment and response document.
For more information, visit DEP’s Great Lakes Program webpage.  Questions should be directed to Timothy Bruno 814-835-1477 or by email to:

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