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EPA's Florida water regs among those on Congressional critic's radar

New House government oversight chair Darrell Issa asked businesses to list their gripes with government rules and regulations and among those on the list: numeric nutrient criteria in Florida.

The Agricultural Retailers Association lists the EPA's decision to step in and tighten Florida's pollution laws as costly to business and agricultural production. Associated Industries of Florida and the Florida Farm Bureau also complained about the regulation they say is "poised to stymie job growth in Florida."

Roll Call reports that Issa got "detailed dossiers from some of K Street’s heaviest hitters, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also got a two-page missive from Captain Steve Papen, who owns Fintastic Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

“Our regulations and outdated regulatory methods are out of control and we need the help of OUR government to make things right,” Papen wrote."