GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Department’s Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration (DEAR) is holding a public meeting to discuss DEAR’s water quality assessment efforts. This public meeting is being held to discuss the 2017 update to the Florida Keys Reasonable Assurance Document (FKRAD) and proposed monitoring strategy in support of the FKRAD; and to present the draft assessment lists for the Group 5 Florida Keys basin, developed pursuant to Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code. The FKRAD was developed to establish water quality targets and restoration activities to address nutrient impairments in the near shore waters. The Draft Assessment Lists will be available on the Department’s Watershed Assessment website by September 11, 2017, and will be provided upon request to interested parties by mail or via email distribution.
Any comments and/or questions on the Draft Assessment Lists should be directed to Kevin O’Donnell, Watershed Assessment Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Rd, MS 3560, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2400, or by email atKevin.ODonnell@dep.state.fl.us.
Any comments and/or questions on the FKRAD should be directed to Julie Espy, Water Quality Assessment Program, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Rd, MS 3560, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2400, or by email at Julie Espy@dep.state.fl.us.
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: Wanda Harpley, (850)245-8433. 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 Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.