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The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting this week to update stakeholders on the efforts to develop new pollution limits for the Floyds Fork watershed. This is the second time since August the agency has come to discuss the project.

Floyds Fork has been designated as “impaired,” which means its waterway can’t fulfill its designated functions. The state Division of Water has asked the EPA to help determine the maximum amount of pollution that can be discharged into the watershed without exceeding the state water quality standard.

At the meeting the Kentucky Division of Water will discuss the water-quality targets the pollution limits are meant to address, and will present its proposal for engaging stakeholders in the process. Officials from the EPA’s Region 4 office will reveal a model of the watershed and its pollution runoff.

The meeting is 6:30 Tuesday evening at Eastern High School.