On February 5, 1998, after a year of public review, comment and revision, the Policy Committee for the LISS adopted the Phase III Actions for Hypoxia Management, including nitrogen reduction targets. This report updates the Phase III agreement, succeeding the August 1997 Proposal for Phase III Actions for Hypoxia Management (EPA 840-R-97-001). While most of the technical background in the 1997 report remains unchanged, it is repeated here in the interest of completeness. The most significant changes are contained in the strategy and schedule, which were negotiated and revised based on public comments received during the past year. Yet, those changes do not compromise or greatly alter the intent and timing of the original proposal, which enjoyed broad public support throughout the comment period.
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