Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program
4177 Ben Durrance Road
RULE NO.: RULE TITLE: 62-304.610 Peace River Basin TMDLs 62-304.640 Withlacoochee River Basin TMDLs The Department of Environmental Protection announces a workshop to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: May 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m. PLACE: Polk County Parks and Natural Resources Division, 4177 Ben Durrance Road, Bartow, Florid. GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To receive public comments on draft nutrient total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for impaired waters in the Peace River Basin, to be adopted in Rule 62-304.625, F.A.C. and Withlacoochee River Basin, to be adopted in Rule 62-304.640, F.A.C. The draft TMDLs to be presented at the public workshop are for Lake Lulu (1521), Lake Eloise (1521B), Lake Shipp (1251D), Lake May (1521E), Lake Howard (1521F), Lake Cannon (1521H), Lake Hartridge (1521I), Lake Idylwild (1521J), Lake Jessie (1521K), and Lake McLeod (1588A) in the Peace River Basin, and Lake Agnes (1466) in the Withlacoochee River Basin. These nutrient TMDLs, if adopted, will constitute site-specific numeric interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion set forth in paragraph 62-302.530(48)(b), F.A.C., that would replace the otherwise applicable numeric nutrient criteria in subsection 62-302.531(2) for these particular waters. The Department will accept written comments on the draft TMDLs, as well as the establishment of these nutrient TMDLs as site-specific interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion, through May 17, 2019. Written comments 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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