It is the "blueprint" for restoring impaired waters by reducing pollutant loadings to meet the allowable loadings established in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). It represents a comprehensive set of strategies - permit limits on wastewater facilities, urban and agricultural best management practices, conservation programs, financial assistance and revenue generating activities, etc. - designed to implement the pollutant reductions established by the TMDL. These broad-based plans are developed with local stakeholders - they rely on local input and local commitment - and they are adopted by Secretarial Order to be enforceable. View an online map including BMAPs adopted and in progress.
New Statewide Progress Reporting for Water Quality Restoration Projects
By July 2018, DEP will have adopted more than a dozen new and revised BMAPs for areas including all Outstanding Florida Springs. When completed, the state's BMAPs will have placed almost 14 million watershed acres under active basin management—a total area including more than 6.5 million Floridians. Beginning July 1, 2018, a single statewide report will replace the annual progress reports for all BMAPs. An annual statewide report of progress towards implementing water quality projects will greatly assist policymakers and local stakeholders in keeping track of the myriad of restoration strategies, and will fulfill a new requirement under Section 403.0675, Florida Statutes (F.S.). View more information on the new report.
Nitrogen Source Inventory and Loading Tool (NSILT) DEP developed this tool to identify and quantify the major contributing nitrogen sources to groundwater in areas of interest. This GIS and spreadsheet-based tool provides spatial estimates of the relative contribution of nitrogen from various sources, and takes into consideration the transport pathways and processes affecting the various forms of nitrogen as they move from the land surface through soil and geologic strata that overlie and comprise the Upper Florida aquifer. For more information and final results, see the Nitrogen Source Inventory and Loading Tool.
Implementation Guidance for the Fecal Indicator Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads
The document: Implementation Guidance for the Fecal Indicator Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loadsadopted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been developed from the department’s experiences in collaborating with local stakeholders during BMAP efforts around the state. This document provides local stakeholders useful information for identifying sources of fecal indicator bacteria in their watersheds and examples of management actions to address these sources. The document appendices are available in Compact Disk format, and may be requested by contacting Anita Nash.
Guidance for Florida Friendly Landscapes, FYN, Golf BMPs, Green Industry BMP, Design Standards, Model Ordinances, and Agricultural Pollution Prevention
For guidance or assistance in these subject areas, please contact Kevin Coyne via email or by phone at 850-245-8555.
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.