The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that the request was incomplete under codified federal regulations and the state did not attempt to correct the deficiencies of the application when given the opportunity. The EPA did leave the door open to consider a revised request in the future if it incorporated statutory and regulatory changes that meet the Clean Water Act requirements.
This article appeared in the February 2023 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 5. Not a subscriber? Click to get the print magazine.