Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Governing Board Room, 81 Water Management Drive
Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RULE NO.: RULE TITLE: 62-304.305 Ochlockonee Basin TMDLs The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces a workshop to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: November 20, 2019, 1:30 p.m. PLACE: Northwest Florida Water Management District, Governing Board Room, 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333-4712 GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (department) will be holding a technical workshop, open to the public. The public technical workshop will provide an opportunity for the department to present and respond to any public comments about the model set that will be used in the development of the Lake Talquin nutrient TMDLs, and outline the next steps in the TMDL development. Furthermore, the department intends for these nutrient TMDLs, if adopted, to 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 topics above through December 6, 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)245-8556. 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)245-8556. 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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