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EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Phosphorus Limits for Vermont Segments of Lake Champlain

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period on the Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the twelve Vermont segments of Lake Champlain until October 15, 2015.

On August 14, 2015, EPA made the phosphorus TMDLs for the Vermont segments of Lake Champlain available for public comment. The comment period was set to expire on September 15, 2015. In response to requests for additional time, EPA is extending the comment period for 30 additional days, until October 15, 2015.

Further information and copies of the Lake Champlain TMDLs may be obtained on-line at www.epa.gov/tmdl/lake-champlain-phosphorous-tmdl-commitment-clean-water or by requesting a copy from the contact listed below.

Comments may be submitted via the US Mail or by email to the contact listed below. Copies of the documents listed in the "References" section of the TMDLs may also be obtained from the contact below. Following the close of the comment period, the EPA Regional Administrator will issue a final decision and transmit the final TMDLs to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation.

For further information or to submit comments please contact:

Stephen Perkins, Lake Champlain TMDL Project Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1 - New England
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code OEP06-3
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone: (617) 918-1501 Email: perkins.stephen@epa.gov