The Department is rescheduling the public hearing previously noticed in Florida Administrative Register Vol. 46/No. 32, that was scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020. The rescheduled hearing will give affected persons an opportunity to discuss proposed amendments to Florida Administrative Code Chapter 62-640. These amendments were subject of a Notice of Proposed Rule published on October 29, 2019 (Florida Administrative Register Vol. 45/No. 211). The re-scheduled hearing will also give affected persons an opportunity to discuss the provisions of House Bill 712, Section 16 relating to biosolids management and any effect those provisions may have on the proposed rule amendments. Additionally, the hearing will give affected persons an opportunity to discuss the Lower Cost Regulatory Alternatives received from the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Synagro, and the Florida Water Environment Association Utility Council, proposing revisions to subsection 62-640.700(10), F.A.C. All persons are invited to offer comments and submit materials relative to the proposed rule.
This hearing will also be broadcast via webinar. Parties can register to attend the webinar via their personal computers with audio by telephone (regular long-distance telephone charges will apply) or by speakers connected to their computer (no telephone charges will apply). Webinar registration is via https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/47404749634676749.
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: Maurice Barker, Senior Program Analyst, Division of Water Resource Management, 850-245-8614 or by email at Maurice.Barker@dep.state.fl.us. 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).
A copy of the agenda or information regarding the proposed rule may be obtained by contacting: Maurice Barker, Senior Program Analyst, Division of Water Resource Management, MS 3540, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399, 850-245-8614 or by email at: Maurice.Barker@dep.state.fl.us.
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