In response to the Notice of Intent To Sue, EPA and representatives of each organization negotiated a timetable for EPA publication of a proposed water quality standard for Kentucky to implement the antidegradation policy.
EPA published that proposed rule on November 14, 2002. It can be read by going to www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/ and entering OW-2002-022 in the search box after you get to that page; or try Here. The organizations also negotiated an extended comment period, which closes on March 14, 2003. There will be a public hearing in Frankfort at the Capital Plaza Convention Complex on January 23, 2003 from 2-5 pm and 7-10 pm.
The organizations that served the Notice of Intent to Sue will be working in concert during the next month to develop comments on the proposed rule. You will receive further information as the rule is analyzed, and will be asked to send comments and to join us at the hearing in Frankfort on January 23 in support of a strong antidegradation policy. If you would like to be more actively involved in this issue, e-mail KRC at our return address and you will be notified of any meetings among the organizations.
To view the May 19, 2001 Notice of Intent To Sue, Click here.