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Notice of Development of Rulemaking (62-302.800: Site Specific Alternative Criteria)

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 9:00am EDT
Division: 
Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Program Area: 
Water Quality Standards Program
Public Notice
Public Notice: 
Yes
County: 
Leon
Location: 
Webinar
Virtual, FL 32399
Type: 
Meeting
Details: 

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Florida Power and Light, Inc. (FPL), has submitted a petition to initiate rulemaking to establish a Site Specific Alternative Criterion (SSAC) for Total Ammonia Nitrogen (TAN) in the Northwest Mitigation Area wetlands and Barley Barber Swamp in Martin County, Florida.  The waterbodies are both classified as Class III waters, with a designated use of “Fish Consumption; Recreation; Propagation and Maintenance of a Healthy, Well-Balanced Population of Fish and Wildlife.”  The draft SSAC is consistent with USEPA’s Chronic Criterion Magnitude for TAN for waters where unionid mussels are absent and Early Life Stage fish protection is maintained. FPL has demonstrated that unionid mussels are not present in the mitigation area or Barley Barber Swamp. The draft rule amendment would revise the surface water quality criterion for TAN in these waterbodies.  The draft SSAC for TAN is intended to fully protect its Class III designated use.

The draft rule amendment would revise the surface water quality criterion for TAN in the Northwest Mitigation Area wetlands and Barley Barber Swamp in Martin County, Florida. The SSAC is derived using EPA’s Chronic Criterion Magnitude for TAN for waters where mussels are absent and Early Life Stage fish protection is required. 

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 five days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Kaitlyn Sutton at (850) 245-8819 or Kaitlyn.Sutton@FloridaDEP.gov. 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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September 15, 2020 - 9:30am

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