Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm EDT
Division of Water Resource Management
Onsite Sewage Program
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is holding the first meeting of the Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System Technical Advisory Committee (OSTDS TAC). The TAC was established pursuant to the 2020 Clean Waterways Act (Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida). Members will develop recommendations related to the availability of enhanced nutrient-reducing OSTDS in the marketplace, including such systems that are cost-effective, low maintenance, and reliable; regulatory options; appropriate setback distances from surface water, groundwater, and wells; and the use of associated Enhanced Nutrient Reducing (ENR) technology. These recommendations will be submitted to the governor and legislature by January 1, 2022, as required by the Clean Waterways Act, and will also guide DEP's future rulemaking efforts.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Heather Simpkins (contact information above). 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). For more information, please contact OSTDS_TAC@FloridaDEP.gov.
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.