GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This meeting is for interested stakeholders to discuss with the department the status of TMDL development for nutrient impaired waterbodies in the Caloosahatchee River basin. The workshop will provide an opportunity for the department to present the final calibrated watershed and receiving water models, status of the nutrient impaired waters, the approach to be used for development of TMDLs, and results from modeling scenarios completed. The department also requests that you review the final model calibration report prior to the meeting. The ftp site has been updated with the final report: http://publicfiles.dep.state.fl.us/DEAR/BMAP/Caloosahatchee/CaloosahatcheeTMDL/
The department is requesting that all comments on the final calibration report be received by February 10, 2017.
Written comments on the models or TMDL approach should be directed to: Erin Rasnake, Program Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, MS 3555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, Erin.Rasnake@dep.state.fl.us. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Shamyah Gibson, Department of Environmental Protection, MS 3555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850)245-8449. 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: Ms. Shamyah Gibson, (850)245-8449. 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).
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