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Clean Waterways Act Ostds Tac - Meeting 1

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm EDT
Division of Water Resource Management
Program Area: 
Onsite Sewage Program
Public Notice
Public Notice: 
Tallahassee, FL 32309

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.

This meeting is open to the public. DEP is convening the meeting via webinar. Please register to attend the webinar.

The meeting agenda is available on the OSTDS TAC webpage. A copy can also be requested by contacting Heather Simpkins via email at: or via phone at: 850-245-8637.

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

Contact Name: 
Simpkins, Heather
Contact Phone: 
Last Modified:
June 29, 2023 - 10:02am

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