This Order includes off-cycle amendments to the Verified List of Impaired Waters for one waterbody in the Group 2 Middle St. Johns basin, one waterbody in the Group 3 Sarasota Bay - Peace - Myakka basin, finalizes the assessment determination for eight waterbodies in the Group 4 Kissimmee basin, and adopts revisions to the Verified List of Impaired Waters in the Group 2 Apalachicola - Chipola Basin. This order also adopts amendments to the Verified List of Impaired Waters for springs and springs runs in the Group 1 Ocklawaha and Suwannee basins, Group 2 Apalachicola - Chipola and Middle St. Johns basins, and Group 4 Withlacoochee basin.
A specific list of waterbodies addressed in these amendments is available here.
Submitting Bioassessment Data
The department is requesting external data providers who would like to submit applicable bioassessment data to help support the department's Impaired Waters assessment. Please download and complete the Bioassessment Data Template, available as a Microsoft Excel worksheet (.xlsx). Once the template has been completed with the required information, please submit the worksheet and any supporting documentation (field sheets, photos, etc.) by email to Kevin O'Donnell.
Guidance on Developing Restoration Plans as Alternatives to TMDLs
The department encourages stakeholders (including state agencies and local governments) to seek4b assessments or4e assessmentsby submitting documentation in support of assessment category 4b or 4e. For this designation, documentation will be required to demonstrate reasonable progress that the proposed projects or programs will restore an impaired waterbody.
July 5, 2018 - 9:40am
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