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EPA Issues Request for Comment on Draft Chesapeake Bay Restoration Guidance

On March 24th, EPA issued a notice and request for public review and comment on its Draft Guidance for Federal Land Management in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as required under Executive Order 13508, Section 502, for the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.  The draft guidance provides information and data on land management practices that, if implemented widely across the Chesapeake Bay watershed by both Federal land managers and non-Federal entities (and assuming that all necessary point source reductions are achieved and other needed restoration actions are taken), will enable the Chesapeake Bay to be restored. 

Comments on the draft guidance must be submitted on or before

April 23, 2010.  To view the document, go to:  http://www.epa.gov/nps, http://executiveorder.chesapeakebay.net, or http://www.regulations.gov (where you may view the document and submit comments) — please reference the Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0164.  For more information, please contact Katie Flahive at flahive.katie@epa.gov or 202-566-1437.