On March 1, 1979 revisions to the Florida water quality regulations became effective. These revisions reflect over five years of work and comprise the first major modification to the regulations in their ten year history. Minor modifications have occurred sporadically throughout this time and will continue. Other parts have been challenged in court and further modifications, as a result, are a possibility. Also, as the department gains experience in implementing the rules and new scientific evidence indicates a need for a change, other modifications will be proposed. So it seems that these rules along with most other environmental standards are in a constant state of flux — changes being considered even before the ink drys on the last change.
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