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August 10, 2015

EPA and State Announce Public Meetings to Discuss Final Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Vermont are holding a series of public meetings in August to discuss new pollution reduction targets -- often referred to as a TMDL -- to prevent pollution from flowing into Lake Champlain and its tributaries. The meetings will be moderated by the Lake Champlain Basin Program. All interested persons are encouraged to participate.

Lake Champlain Basin Phosphorus Clean Water Act TMDL Public Meetings

St. Albans: August 26, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Bliss Room, St. Albans Historical Society, 9 Church Street, St Albans

South Burlington: August 27, 2015, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Burlington Doubletree, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington

Rutland: August 27, 2015, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fox Room, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland

These meetings will allow the EPA to present the Lake Champlain phosphorus reduction plan called a "Total Maximum Daily Load" (TMDL) that will place a cap on the maximum amount of phosphorous that is allowed to enter the Lake and still meet Vermont's water quality standards. EPA anticipates releasing the TMDL by August 14, which will begin a 30-day public comment period.

For information or for a copy of the TMDL following the anticipated August 14th release:

EPA information on Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL: http://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/tmdl/lakechamplain.html

VTDEC Restoring Lake Champlain Page: http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/erp/champlain/

EPA Region 1 Contact: Dave Deegan, EPA Region 1, (617) 918-1017

Vermont Contact: Kari Dolan, VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation, (802) 490-6113

Source: Department of Environmental Conservation
Last Updated at: August 10, 2015 16:01:41