Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program
Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Conference Room 176, Tallahassee, Florida
A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: September 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Conference Room 176, Tallahassee, Florida
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
RULE NOS.: RULE TITLES:
62-304.625 Peace River Basin TMDLs
62-304.640 Withlacoochee Basin TMDLs
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the rule is to adopt Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), and their allocations, for certain waters impaired for nutrients in the Peace River Basin and Withlacoochee River Basin. Furthermore, in accordance with paragraph 62-302.531(2)(a), F.A.C., the nutrient TMDLs for Lake Lulu, Lake Eloise, Lake Shipp, Lake May, Lake Howard, Lake Cannon, Lake Hartridge, Lake Idylwild, Lake Jessie, Gum Springs (Alligator Springs), Wilson Head Spring, and Blue Spring (Citrus County) 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 62-302.531(2), F.A.C., for these surface water segments.
SUMMARY: These TMDLs address certain nutrient impairments in the Peace River Basin and Withlacoochee River Basin. Specifically, the nutrient TMDL rules being proposed for adoption in the Peace River Basin are for Lake Lulu (WBID 1521), Lake Eloise (WBID 1521B), Lake Shipp (WBID 1521D), Lake May (WBID 1521E), Lake Howard (WBID 1521F), Lake Cannon (WBID 1521H), Lake Hartridge (WBID 1521I), Lake Idylwild (WBID 1521J), and Lake Jessie (WBID 1521K). These waterbodies were verified for nutrient impairments due to elevated chlorophyll a concentrations, using the methodology established in Chapter 62-303, F.A.C. This rulemaking has been given an OGC case number 19-1245.
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 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Erin Rasnake, (850)245-8338. 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).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Erin Rasnake, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program, Mail Station 3555, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, telephone (850)245-8338.
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