The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces initiation of the Triennial Review of Florida’s surface water quality standards. All surface water quality standards in Chapter 62-4, Chapter 62-302 Chapter 62-303, and Chapter 62-304, Florida Administrative Code, are under review and may be revised as part of the Triennial Review. States are required under the Federal Clean Water Act (40 CFR 131.20) to conduct a comprehensive review of all water quality standards at least once every three years (Triennial Review). At least one public hearing must be conducted during the Triennial review to receive public input on suggested standards changes, and to provide an opportunity for the public to suggest water quality standards changes. States must also consider adopting any new EPA 304(a) criteria recommendations (National Recommended Water Quality Criteria).
Three public workshops/hearings were held to solicit public input on the Triennial Review between May 14th - May 16th, 2019.
These workshops/hearings were designed to provide a forum for the public to recommend revisions to Florida’s water quality standards. DEP presented information about potential revisions to Florida’s water quality standards, including consideration of U.S. EPA 304(a) criteria recommendations.
Click here to access the Kickoff workshop/hearing presentation
Click here to access the ftp site to download public comments from the workshops/hearings
July 2, 2019 - 11:39am
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