The latest proposal by the Maryland Department of Agriculture regulating phosphorous levels has been scrapped before it voted on the new rules.
The department held two rounds of public hearings where strong opposition came from the poultry industry.
However, the department said it will continue to work with stakeholders to come up with a set of regulations which will be resubmitted sometime next year.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Agriculture Department has withdrawn its request to seek emergency status on proposed regulations on fertilizer use aimed at reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution.
The department announced it was pulling back the request on Monday. That's two days before a legislative panel was scheduled to take up the proposal.