Friday, December 31, 2010

Fall Lake Rules now in effect

The Environmental Management Commission adopted the Fall Lake Reservoir nutrient management rules, with only some technical changes made by the Rules Review Commission. The rules were not as strong as environmental groups would have preferred (the primary complaint was that the effective date of some of the rules is too far in the future). However, because there were no letters of objection, the rules will go into effect immediately. It is possible that the General Assembly, in the 2011 “long session” will pass legislation to repeal or weaken the rules.
Press coverage of the rules can be found at: