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Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration

2020-2022 Biennial Assessment Draft Study List and Study List Removals

The Watershed Assessment Section announces the 2020-2022 Biennial Assessment Draft assessment lists of waterbodies and water segments proposed for addition to the Study List and Study List Removals. The Draft assessment lists were developed pursuant to Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code, and include all 29 basins in the state. In addition to the draft assessment lists in spreadsheet format, the department has published an interactive map titled "Biennial Assessment 2020-2022 D

2020-2022 Biennial Assessment Draft Verified and Delist Lists

The Watershed Assessment Section announces the 2020-2022 Biennial Assessment Draft assessment lists of waterbodies and water segments proposed for addition to the Verified List and Delist List. The Draft assessment lists were developed pursuant to Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and include all 29 basins in the state. The Draft Verified Lists include those waters that have been determined to not meet water quality standards and are proposed as additions to the State's Verified List of Impaired Waters and the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 303(d) list.

Impaired Waters Listing Process

The core function of the Watershed Assessment Section is to use the best available information to identify waterbodies and water segments (WBIDs) that are not meeting the applicable water quality standards and designated uses based on the Impaired Waters Rule Chapters 62-303 and 62-302, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

Statewide Alternative Restoration Plan Status

Statewide Alternative Restoration Plan Status

DEP works statewide to encourage local stakeholders to develop Alternative Restoration Plans (4b or 4e plans) at the earliest practical time. Early implementation of restoration activities is more cost effective and may allow DEP to forgo certain regulatory steps - most notably, the development of Total Maximum Loads (TMDLs) and Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs) - thereby focusing limited local and state resources directly on measures that will improve water quality.

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