H. R. 8049
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 14, 2020
Mr. Mast introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To require the Corps of Engineers to prohibit certain discharges of water at Lake Okeechobee, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Stop Poisoning Florida Act.
Lake Okeechobee discharge prohibition
The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall prohibit discharges of water through the S–308 and S–80 lock and dam structures at Lake Okeechobee when the water exceeds the maximum concentration of microcystins recommended for recreational waters by the Environmental Protection Agency, as described in the notice titled
Recommended Human Health Recreational Ambient Water Quality Criteria or Swimming Advisories for Microcystins and Cylindrospermopsin (84 Fed. Reg. 26413) (or any successor water quality criteria), based on tests conducted by the Secretary, another Federal agency, or the State of Florida.