Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Water Quality Assessment Program
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
The Department of Environmental Protection announces a public hearing to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: October 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: New Smyrna Beach Library, Auditorium, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Department's Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration (DEAR) is holding a public hearing on the final Reasonable Assurance Plan (RAP) for the Mosquito Lagoon to address water quality impairments. A RAP has been developed to establish water quality targets and restoration activities that will address nutrient impairments in the Mosquito Lagoon. In accordance with paragraph 62-302.531(2)(a), F.A.C., the nutrient targets for Mosquito Lagoon will constitute site specific numeric interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion set forth in paragraph 62-302.530(48)(b), F.A.C., that will supersede the otherwise applicable numeric nutrient criteria in subsection 62-302.532(1)(aa)(11)-(13), F.A.C., for these surface water segments.
The draft documents associated with the Mosquito Lagoon RAP will be placed on the Department's website (https://floridadep.gov/dear/watershed-assessment-section/content/4b-asse...) by September 19, 2018 and will be provided upon request to interested parties by mail or via email distribution. Through October 26, 2018, the Department will accept written comments on the draft RAP as well as the establishment of the nutrient targets associated with the RAP as a site specific interpretation of the narrative nutrient criterion that will supersede the otherwise applicable numeric nutrient criteria in paragraph 62-302.532(1)(aa)(11)-(13), F.A.C., for Mosquito Lagoon. Written comments should be directed to Julie Espy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3560, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Ms. Wanda Harpley, (850)245-8433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may contact: Julie Espy, Water Quality Assessment Program, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3560, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2400, email@example.com.
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