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E-M:/ the case for nationwide standards -Reply



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Enviro-Mich message from "Tracy  Mehan" <MEHANG@state.mi.us>
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I agree that national standards are useful tolevel the playing fieod among the states.  I also think that economies of scale justify a federal role in research and setting standards.  However, this leaves alot of play in the rope as to who does what.  For instance, Superfund would probably benefit from state delegation.  Morever, states and localities should be expected to step up to the plate for nonpoint source pollution(see the $50 million in the Clean Michigan Initiative) control since most of the benefits are local.  Again, prudential judgement can/should be made. Fisheries has traditionally been a state responsibility and should remain so, say, on the Great Lakes.  Regards.

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