DEP announces USPA satisfied by state's new Everglades restoration plan | The Everglades Puzzle |

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection received notification on June 13, 2012, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the permits and associated projects the Department submitted on June 6 satisfy all of the EPA’s previous objections and are sufficient to achieve the stringent water quality requirements for the Everglades. This action paves the way for the Department to move forward with the state’s permitting process to implement a historic plan — including an achievable strategy and enforceable schedule for constructing an array of treatment projects and associated water storage — to improve water quality in the Everglades.