62-302.532. Estuary-Specific Numeric Interpretations of the Narrative Nutrient Criterion  


Effective on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • 1(1) Estuary-specific numeric interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion in paragraph 1262-302.530(47)(b), 13F.A.C., are in the table below. The concentration-based estuary interpretations are open water, area-wide averages. 28Numeric values listed below for n34utrient and nutrient response values do not apply to wetlands or to tidal tributaries that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions 63unless specifically provided by name below69. 70The interpretations expressed as load per million cubic meters of freshwater inflow are the total load of that nutrient to the estuary divided by the total volume of freshwater inflow to that estuary. 103The numeric values listed below will be superseded if, pursuant to subsection 11562-302.531(2), 116F.A.C., a more recent numeric interpretation of the narrative nutrient criterion in paragraph 12962-302.530(47)(b), 130F.A.C., such as a Level II Water Quality Based Effluent Limitation (WQBEL), Site Specific Alternative Criterion (SSAC), Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), or Reasonable Assurance Demonstration, is established by the Department.

    161Estuary

    162Total Phosphorus

    164Total Nitrogen

    166Chlorophyll 167a

    168(a) Clearwater Harbor/St. Joseph Sound

    173Criteria expressed as 176annual geometric mean (AGM) values are not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    2211. St. Joseph Sound

    2250.05 mg/L as AGM

    2290.66 mg/L as AGM

    2333.1 µg/L as AGM

    2372. Clearwater North

    2400.05 mg/L as AGM

    2440.61 mg/L as AGM

    2485.4 µg/L as AGM

    2523. Clearwater South

    2550.06 mg/L as AGM

    2590.58 mg/L as AGM

    2637.6 µg/L as AGM

    267(b) Tampa Bay

    270Criteria expressed as ton/million cubic meters of water are 279annual totals 281and are not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. 295Criteria expressed as 298annual means 300are arithmetic means and are 305not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. 317For criteria expressed as the long-term average of annual means, the long-term average shall be based on data from the most recent seven-year period and shall not be exceeded. 346Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    3731. Old Tampa Bay

    3770.23 tons/million cubic meters 381of water

    3831.08 tons/million cubic meters 387of water

    3899.3 µg/L 391as annual mean

    3942. Hillsborough Bay

    3971.28 tons/million cubic meters 401of water

    4031.62 tons/million cubic meters 407of water

    40915.0 µg/L 411as annual mean

    4143. Middle Tampa Bay

    4180.24 tons/million cubic meters 422of water

    4241.24 tons/million cubic meters 428of water

    4308.5 µg/L 432as annual mean

    4354. Lower Tampa Bay

    4390.14 tons/million cubic meters 443of water

    4450.97 tons/million cubic meters 449of water

    4515.1 µg/L 453as annual mean

    4565. Boca Ciega North

    4600.18 tons/million cubic meters 464of water

    4661.54 tons/million cubic meters 470of water

    4728.3 µg/L 474as annual mean

    4776. Boca Ciega South

    4810.06 tons/million cubic meters 485of water

    4870.97 tons/million cubic meters 491of water

    4936.3 µg/L 495as annual mean

    4987. Terra Ceia Bay

    5020.14 tons/million cubic meters 506of water

    5081.10 tons/million cubic meters 512of water

    5148.7 µg/L 516as annual mean

    5198. Manatee River Estuary

    5230.37 tons/million cubic meters 527of water

    5291.80 tons/million cubic meters 533of water

    5358.8 µg/L 537as annual mean

     

    5409. Alafia River Estuary

    5440.86 mg/L as long-term average of annual means

    552See subsection 55462-304.605(2), 555F.A.C.

    55615.0 µg/L as annual mean

    561(c) Sarasota Bay

    564Criteria expressed as a568nnual geometric mean (AGM) values for nutrients and annual arithmetic means for chlorophyll 581a 582are not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    6221. Palma Sola Bay

    6260.26 mg/L as AGM

    6300.93 mg/L as AGM

    63411.8 µg/L as annual mean

    6392. Sarasota Bay (Total Phosphorus and Chlorophyll 646a647)

    6480.19 mg/L as AGM

    652See paragraph 65462-302.532(1)(i), 655F.A.C.

    6566.1 µg/L as annual mean

    6613. Roberts Bay

    6640.23 mg/L as AGM

    6680.54 mg/L as AGM

    67211.0 µg/L as annual mean

    6774. Little Sarasota Bay

    6810.21 mg/L as AGM

    6850.60 mg/L as AGM

    68910.4 µg/L as annual mean

    6945. Blackburn Bay

    6970.21 mg/L as AGM

    7010.43 mg/L as AGM

    7058.2 µg/L as annual mean

    710(d) Charlotte Harbor/Estero Bay

    714Criteria expressed as 717annual means 719are arithmetic means and are 724not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. 736For criteria expressed as long-term averages, the long-term average shall be based on data from the most recent seven-year period and shall not be exceeded. Criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM) are not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For criteria expressed as not to be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the samples, the criteria shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period. 808Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    8351. Dona and Roberts Bay

    8400.18 mg/L 842as annual mean

    8450.42 mg/L 847as annual mean

    8504.9 µg/L 852as annual mean

    8552. Upper Lemon Bay

    8590.26 mg/L 861as annual mean

    8640.56 mg/L 866as annual mean

    8698.9 µg/L 871as annual mean

    8743. Lower Lemon Bay

    8780.17 mg/L 880as annual mean

    8830.62 mg/L 885as annual mean

    8886.1 µg/L 890as annual mean

    8934. Charlotte Harbor Proper

    8970.19 mg/L 899as annual mean

    9020.67 mg/L 904as annual mean

    9076.1 µg/L 909as annual mean

    9125. Pine Island Sound

    9160.06 mg/L 918as annual mean

    9210.57 mg/L 923as annual mean

    9266.5 µg/L 928as annual mean

    9316. San Carlos Bay

    9350.045 mg/L as long-term average

    9400.44 mg/L as long-term average

    9453.7 µg/L as long-term average

    9507. Tidal Myakka River

    9540.31 mg/L 956as annual mean

    9591.02 960mg/L 961as annual mean

    96411.7 µg/L 966as annual mean

    9698. Tidal Peace River

    9730.50 mg/L 975as annual mean

    9781.08 mg/L 980as annual mean

    98312.6 ug/L 985as annual mean

    9889. Matlacha Pass

    9910.08 mg/L 993as annual mean

    9960.58 mg/L 998as annual mean

    10016.1 µg/L 1003as annual mean

    100610. Estero Bay (including Tidal Imperial River)

    10130.07 mg/L 1015as annual mean

    10180.63 mg/L 1020as annual mean

    10235.9 µg/L 1025as annual mean

    102811. Little Hickory Bay

    10320.070 mg/L as AGM

    10360.63 mg/L as AGM

    10405.9 mg/L as AGM

    104412. Water Turkey Bay

    10480.057 mg/L as AGM

    10520.47 mg/L as AGM

    10565.8 µg/L as AGM

    106013. Moorings Bay

    10630.040 mg/L, not to be exceeded in more than ten percent of the samples

    10770.85 mg/L, not to be exceeded in more than ten percent of the samples

    10918.1 µg/L as AGM

    109514. Upper Caloosahatchee River Estuary

    11000.086 mg/L as long-term average

    1105See subsection 110762-304.800(2), 1108F.A.C.

    11094.2 µg/L as long-term average

    111415. Middle Caloosahatchee River Estuary

    11190.055 mg/L as long-term average

    1124See subsection 112662-304.800(2), 1127F.A.C.

    11286.5 µg/L as long-term average

    113316. Lower Caloosahatchee River Estuary

    11380.040 mg/L as long-term average

    1143See subsection 114562-304.800(2), 1146F.A.C.

    11475.6 µg/L as long-term average

    1152(e) Tidal Cocohatchee River/Ten Thousand Islands

    1158Criteria expressed as 1161annual geometric means (AGM) not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period.

    11771. Tidal Cocohatchee River

    11810.057 mg/L 1183as AGM

    11850.47 mg/L 1187as AGM

    11895.8 µg/L 1191as AGM

    11932. Collier Inshore

    11960.032 mg/L 1198as AGM

    12000.25 mg/L 1202as AGM

    12043.1 µg/L 1206as AGM

    12083. Rookery Bay/Marco Island

    12120.046 mg/L 1214as AGM

    12160.30 mg/L 1218as AGM

    12204.9 µg/L 1222as AGM

    12244. Naples Bay

    12270.045 mg/L 1229as AGM

    12310.57 mg/L 1233as AGM

    12354.3 µg/L 1237as AGM

    12395. Inner Gulf Shelf

    12430.018 mg/L 1245as AGM

    12470.29 mg/L 1249as AGM

    12511.6 µg/L 1253as AGM

    12556. Middle Gulf Shelf

    12590.016 mg/L 1261as AGM

    12630.26 mg/L 1265as AGM

    12671.4 µg/L 1269as AGM

    12717. Outer Gulf Shelf

    12750.013 mg/L 1277as AGM

    12790.22 mg/L 1281as AGM

    12831.0 µg/L 1285as AGM

    12878. Blackwater River

    12900.053 mg/L 1292as AGM

    12940.41 mg/L 1296as AGM

    12984.1 µg/L 1300as AGM

    13029. Coastal Transition Zone

    13060.034 mg/L 1308as AGM

    13100.61 mg/L 1312as AGM

    13143.9 µg/L 1316as AGM

    131810. Gulf Islands

    13210.038 mg/L 1323as AGM

    13250.44 mg/L 1327as AGM

    13293.4 µg/L 1331as AGM

    133311. Inner Waterway

    13360.033 mg/L 1338as AGM

    13400.69 mg/L 1342as AGM

    13445.2 µg/L 1346as AGM

    134812. Mangrove Rivers

    13510.021 mg/L 1353as AGM

    13550.71 mg/L 1357as AGM

    13593.7 µg/L 1361as AGM

    136313. Ponce de Leon

    13670.024 mg/L 1369as AGM

    13710.52 mg/L 1373as AGM

    13753.0 µg/L 1377as AGM

    137914. Shark River Mouth

    13830.022 mg/L 1385as AGM

    13870.75 mg/L 1389as AGM

    13912.2 µg/L 1393as AGM

    139515. Whitewater Bay

    13980.026 mg/L 1400as AGM

    14020.82 mg/L 1404as AGM

    14064.1 µg/L 1408as AGM

    1410(f) Florida Bay

    1413Criteria expressed as 1416annual geometric means (AGM) are not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period.

    14331. Central Florida Bay

    14370.019 mg/L 1439as AGM

    14410.99 mg/L 1443as AGM

    14452.2 µg/L 1447as AGM

    14492. Coastal Lakes

    14520.045 mg/L 1454as AGM

    14561.29 mg/L 1458as AGM

    14609.3 µg/L 1462as AGM

    14643. East Central Florida Bay

    14690.007 mg/L 1471as AGM

    14730.65 mg/L 1475as AGM

    14770.4 µg/L 1479as AGM

    14814. Northern Florida Bay

    14850.010 mg/L 1487as AGM

    14890.68 mg/L 1491as AGM

    14930.8 µg/L 1495as AGM

    14975. Southern Florida Bay

    15010.009 mg/L 1503as AGM

    15050.64 mg/L 1507as AGM

    15090.8 µg/L 1511as AGM

    15136. Western Florida Bay

    15170.015 mg/L 1519as AGM

    15210.37 mg/L 1523as AGM

    15251.4 µg/L 1527as AGM

    1529(g) Florida Keys

    1532Criteria expressed as 1535annual geometric means (AGM) are not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period.

    15521. Back Bay

    15550.009 mg/L 1557as AGM

    15590.25 mg/L 1561as AGM

    15630.3 µg/L 1565as AGM

    15672. Backshelf

    15690.011 mg/L 1571as AGM

    15730.23 mg/L 1575as AGM

    15770.7 µg/L 1579as AGM

    15813. Lower Keys

    15840.008 mg/L 1586as AGM

    15880.21 mg/L 1590as AGM

    15920.3 µg/L 1594as AGM

    15964. Marquesas

    15980.008 mg/L 1600as AGM

    16020.21 mg/L 1604as AGM

    16060.6 µg/L 1608as AGM

    16105. Middle Keys

    16130.007 mg/L 1615as AGM

    16170.22 mg/L 1619as AGM

    16210.3 µg/L 1623as AGM

    16256. Oceanside

    16270.007 mg/L 1629as AGM

    16310.17 mg/L 1633as AGM

    16350.3 µg/L 1637as AGM

    16397. Upper Keys

    16420.007 mg/L 1644as AGM

    16460.18 mg/L 1648as AGM

    16500.2 µg/L 1652as AGM

    1654(h) Biscayne Bay

    1657Criteria expressed as 1660annual geometric means (AGM) are not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period.

    16771. Card Sound

    16800.008 mg/L 1682as AGM

    16840.33 mg/L 1686as AGM

    16880.5 µg/L 1690as AGM

    16922. Manatee Bay – Barnes Sound

    16980.007 mg/L 1700as AGM

    17020.58 mg/L 1704as AGM

    17060.4 µg/L 1708as AGM

    17103. North Central Inshore

    17140.007 mg/L 1716as AGM

    17180.31 mg/L 1720as AGM

    17220.5 µg/L 1724as AGM

    17264. North Central Outer-Bay

    17300.008 mg/L 1732as AGM

    17340.28 mg/L 1736as AGM

    17380.7 µg/L 1740as AGM

    17425. Northern North Bay

    17460.012 mg/L 1748as AGM

    17500.30 mg/L 1752as AGM

    17541.7 µg/L 1756as AGM

    17586. South Central Inshore

    17620.007 mg/L 1764as AGM

    17660.48 mg/L 1768as AGM

    17700.4 µg/L 1772as AGM

    17747. South Central Mid-Bay

    17780.007 mg/L

    17800.35 mg/L 1782as AGM

    17840.2 µg/L 1786as AGM

    17888. South Central Outer-Bay

    17920.006 mg/L 1794as AGM

    17960.24 mg/L 1798as AGM

    18000.2 µg/L 1802as AGM

    18049. Southern North Bay

    18080.010 mg/L 1810as AGM

    18120.29 mg/L 1814as AGM

    18161.1 µg/L 1818as AGM

    1820(i) Sarasota Bay

    1823For TN, the annual geometric mean target is calculated from monthly arithmetic mean color by region and season. 1841Annual geometric means shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. 1856The Sarasota Bay regions are defined as north (Manatee County) and south (Sarasota County). The wet season for Sarasota Bay is defined as July through October and the dry season is defined as all other months of the year. The seasonal region targets are calculated using monthly color data and shall be calculated as follows:

     

    1911NW1912i1913=Ln[(13.35-(0.32*1914CN1915i1916))/3.58]

    1917ND1918i1919=Ln[(10.39-(0.32*1920CN1921i1922)1923)/3.58]

    1924SW1925i1926=Ln[(8.51-(0.32*1927CS1928i,1929)/3.58]

    1930SD1931i1932=Ln[(5.55-(0.32*1933CS1934i1935)1936)/3.58]

     

    1937Where,

    1938NW1939i 1940is the TN target for 1945i1946th 1947month calculated for the north region during the wet season

    1957ND1958i 1959is the TN target for 1964i1965th 1966month calculated for the north region during the dry season

    1976SW1977i 1978is the TN target for 1983i1984th 1985month calculated for the south region during the wet season

    1995SD1996i 1997is the TN target for 2002i2003th 2004month calculated for the south region during the dry season

    2014CN2015i 2016is the arithmetic mean color during the i2024th 2025month within the north region

    2030During the wet season, 2034CN2035i 2036shall be set to 41 PCU if the monthly arithmetic mean color is greater than 41 PCU

    2053During the dry season, 2057CN2058i 2059shall be set to 32 PCU if the monthly arithmetic mean color is greater than 32 PCU

    2076CS2077i 2078is the arithmetic mean color during the i2086th 2087month within the south region

    2092During the wet season, 2096CS2097i 2098shall be set to 26 PCU if the monthly arithmetic mean color is greater than 26 PCU

            2115During the dry season, 2119CS2120i 2121shall be set to 16 PCU if the monthly arithmetic mean color

            2133is greater than 16 PCU

     

    2138The annual TN target is calculated as the geometric mean of all monthly regional and season targets as follows:

     

    2157Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    2184(j) Clam Bay (Collier County)

    2189No more than 10 percent of the individual Total Phosphorus (TP) or Total Nitrogen (TN) measurements shall exceed the respective TP Upper Limit or TN Upper Limit.

    2216TP Upper Limit (mg/L) = e 2222(-1.06256- 0.0000328465*Conductivity (µS))

    2225TN Upper Limit (mg/L) = 2.3601 – 0.0000268325*Conductivity (µS)

    2234Estuary

    2235Total Phosphorus

    2237Total Nitrogen

    2239Chlorophyll 2240a

    2241(k) Perdido Bay

    2244Criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM) are not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other bay segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements 2283and shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period2294. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    23221. Big Lagoon

    23250.036 mg/L as AGM

    23290.61 mg/L as AGM

    23336.4 µg/L

    23352. Upper Perdido Bay

    23390.102 mg/L

    23411.27 mg/L

    234311.5 µg/L

    23453. Central Perdido Bay

    23490.103 mg/L

    23510.97 mg/L

    23537.5 µg/L

    23554. Lower Perdido Bay

    23590.110 mg/L

    23610.78 mg/L

    23636.9 µg/L

    2365(l) Pensacola Bay

    2368For bay segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. 2393For criteria expressed as the long-term average of annual means, the long-term average shall be based on data from the most recent seven-year period and shall not be exceeded. 2422For all other bay segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    24681. Lower Escambia Bay

    24720.076 mg/L

    24740.56 mg/L as AGM

    24786.8 µg/L as AGM

    24822. East Bay

    24850.084 mg/L

    24870.83 mg/L

    24894.0 µg/L as AGM

    24933. Upper Pensacola Bay

    24970.084 mg/L

    24990.77 mg/L

    25016.0 µg/L as AGM

    25054. Lower Pensacola Bay

    25090.024 mg/L as AGM

    25130.48 mg/L as AGM

    25173.9 µg/L as AGM

    25215. Santa Rosa Sound

    25250.022 mg/L as AGM

    25290.41 mg/L as AGM

    25333.4 µg/L as AGM

    25376. Blackwater Bay

    25400.082 mg/L

    25420.61 mg/L

    254411.3 µg/L

    25467. Upper Escambia Bay and Judges Bayou

    2553See subsection 255562-304.330(10), 2556F.A.C.

    2557See subsection 255962-304.330(10), 2560F.A.C.

    25617.4 µg/L as long-term average of annual means

    2569(m) Choctawhatchee Bay

    2572For bay segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other bay segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    26431. Alaqua Bayou

    26460.027 mg/L as AGM

    26500.41 mg/L as AGM

    26544.0 µg/L as AGM

    26582. Basin Bayou

    26610.019 mg/L as AGM

    26650.31 mg/L as AGM

    26694.7 µg/L

    26713. Boggy Bayou

    26740.015 mg/L as AGM

    26780.33 mg/L as AGM

    26823.0 µg/L as AGM

    26864. East Bay

    26890.027 mg/L as AGM

    26930.46 mg/L as AGM

    26974.4 µg/L as AGM

    27015. Garnier Bayou

    27040.017 mg/L as AGM

    27080.91 mg/L as AGM

    27124.0 µg/L as AGM

    27166. LaGrange Bayou

    27190.029 mg/L as AGM

    27230.58 mg/L as AGM

    27275.1 µg/L as AGM

    27317. Middle Bay

    27340.020 mg/L as AGM

    27380.36 mg/L as AGM

    27423.1 µg/L as AGM

    27468. Rocky Bayou

    27490.016 mg/L as AGM

    27530.33 mg/L as AGM

    27573.1 µg/L as AGM

    27619. West Bay

    27640.049 mg/L as AGM

    27680.54 mg/L as AGM

    27724.1 µg/L as AGM

    2776(n) St. Andrew Bay

    2780Criteria for all bay segments are expressed as annual geometric mean (AGM) values not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    28321. East Bay

    28350.016 mg/L as AGM

    28390.33 mg/L as AGM

    28433.9 µg/L as AGM

    28472. North Bay

    28500.014 mg/L as AGM

    28540.28 mg/L as AGM

    28583.1 µg/L as AGM

    28623. St. Andrew Bay

    28660.019 mg/L as AGM

    28700.34 mg/L as AGM

    28743.7 µg/L as AGM

    28784. West Bay

    28810.017 mg/L as AGM

    28850.35 mg/L as AGM

    28893.8 µg/L as AGM

    28935. Crooked Island Sound

    28970.019 mg/L as AGM

    29010.34 mg/L as AGM

    29053.7 µg/L as AGM

    2909(o) St. Joseph Bay

    2913Criteria for all bay segments are expressed as annual geometric mean (AGM) values not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    2965St. Joseph Bay

    29680.021 mg/L 2970as AGM

    29720.34 mg/L 2974as AGM

    29763.8 µg/L 2978as AGM

    2980(p) Apalachicola Bay and Alligator Harbor

    2986For bay segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other bay segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements 3030and shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period3041. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    30691. Apalachicola Bay

    30720.063 mg/L as AGM

    30760.84 mg/L as AGM

    30808.4 µg/L as AGM

    30842. St. George Sound

    30880.083 mg/L

    30900.92 mg/L

    30926.1 µg/L as AGM

    30963. East Bay

    30990.101 mg/L

    31011.12 mg/L

    31039.7 µg/L as AGM

    31074. St. Vincent Sound

    31110.116 mg/L

    31131.10 mg/L

    311517.4 µg/L

    31175. Apalachicola Offshore

    31200.032 mg/L

    31220.57 mg/L

    31248.2 µg/L

    31266. Alligator Habor

    31290.028 mg/L as AGM

    31330.42 mg/L as AGM

    31376.0 µg/L as AGM

    3141Estuary

    3142Total Phosphorus

    3144Total Nitrogen

    3146Chlorophyll a

    3148(q) Loxahatchee River Estuary

    3152For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three ye3176ar period. For all other estuary segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements 3197and shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period3208.

    32091. Lower Loxahatchee

    32120.032 mg/L as AGM

    32160.63 mg/L as AGM

    32201.8 μg/L as AGM

    32242. Middle Loxahatchee

    32270.030 mg/L as AGM

    32310.80 mg/L as AGM

    32354.0 μg/L as AGM

    32393. Upper Loxahatchee

    32420.075 mg/L as AGM

    32461.26 mg/L as AGM

    32505.5 μg/L as AGM

    32544. 3255Loxahatchee River Estuary (Southwest Fork)

    32600.075 mg/L as AGM

    32641.26 mg/L as AGM

    32685.5 μg/L as AGM

    3272(r) Lake 3274Worth Lagoon

    3276For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other estuary segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements.

    33201. Northern Lake Worth Lagoon

    33250.044 mg/L as AGM

    33290.54 mg/L as AGM

    33332.9 μg/L as AGM

    33372. Central Lake Worth Lagoon

    33420.049 mg/L as AGM

    33460.66 mg/L as AGM

    335010.2 μg/L

    33523. Southern Lake Worth Lagoon

    33570.050 mg/L as AGM

    33610.59 mg/L as AGM

    33655.7 μg/L as AGM

    3369(s) Halifax River Estuary 3373and Tomoka River Estuary

    3377For estuary segments with cri3382teria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. 3403Criteria expressed as annual means are not to be exceeded in any year.

    34161. Lower Halifax River Estuary

    34210.142 mg/L as AGM

    34250.72 mg/L as AGM

    34296.2 µg/L as AGM

    34332. Upper Halifax River Estuary

    3438See subsection 344062-304.435(5), 3441F.A.C.

    3442See subsection 344462-304.435(5), 3445F.A.C.

    34469.0 µg/L as annual mean

    34513. Tomoka River Estuary

    34550.132 mg/L as AGM

    34591.24 mg/L as AGM

    34637.2 µg/L as AGM

    34674. Tomoka Basin

    34700.105 mg/L as AGM

    34741.20 mg/L as AGM

    34787.1 µg/L as AGM

    3482(t) Guana River/Tolomato River/Matanzas River (GTM) Estuary

    3489Criteria for all estuary segments are expressed as annual geometric mean values (AGM) not to be exceeded more than once in a three year period.

    35141. Tolomato

    35160.105 mg/L as AGM

    35200.65 mg/L as AGM

    35246.6 μg/L as AGM

    35282. 3529North Matanzas

    35310.110 mg/L as AGM

    35350.55 mg/L as AGM

    35394.0 μg/L as AGM

    35433. 3544South Matanzas

    35460.111 mg/L as AGM

    35500.53 mg/L as AGM

    35545.5 μg/L as AGM

    35584. Pellicer Creek Estuary

    35620.123 mg/L as AGM

    35661.10 mg/L as AGM

    35704.3 µg/L as AGM

    3574(u) Nassau River Estu3578ary

    3579For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other estuary segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements.

    36231. Ft. George River Estuary

    36280.107 mg/L as AGM

    36320.60 mg/L as AGM

    36365.9 μg/L as AGM

    36402. Lower Nassau

    36430.107 mg/L as AGM

    36470.80mg/L as AGM

    365017.5 μg/L

    36523. Middle Nassau

    36550.137 mg/L as AGM

    36590.83 mg/L as AGM

    366317.1 μg/L

    36654. Upper Nassau

    36680.191 mg/L as AGM

    36721.29 mg/L as AGM

    36764.7 μg/L as AGM

    3680(v) Suwannee, Waccasassa, and Withlacoochee Riv3686er Estuaries

    3688For estuary segments with criteria expressed as single value annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For estuary segments with criteria expressed as a salinity dependent equation, the annual nutrient criteria are expressed as annual geometric means applied to individual monitoring stations by solving the applicable equation below using the annual arithmetic average salinity (AASal) in practical salinity units (PSU) for the station. The AASal shall be calculated as the annual mean of the salinity measurements for each station made in conjunction with the collection of the nutrient samples. For criteria expressed as a salinity dependent equation, no more than 10 percent of the monitoring stations within the segment shall exceed the limit (expressed as AGM) on an annual basis, more than once in a three year period.

    38271. Suwannee Offshore

    3830TP as AGM =

    3834-0.0035*AASal + 0.1402

    3837TN as AGM =

    3841-0.0328*AASal + 1.4177

    38445.7 µg/L as AGM

    38482. Waccasassa Offshore

    38510.063 mg/L as AGM

    38550.69 mg/L as AGM

    38595.6 µg/L as AGM

    38633. Withlacoochee Offshore

    3866TP as AGM =

    3870-0.0021*AASal + 0.0942

    3873TN as AGM =

    3877-0.0183*AASal + 0.9720

    38804.9 µg/L as AGM

    3884(w) Springs Coast (Crystal River to Anclote River)

    3892For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period.

    39171. 3918Anclote Offshore

    39200.014 mg/L as AGM

    39240.42 mg/L as AGM

    39281.7 3929μg/L as AGM

    39322. Anclote River Estuary

    39360.063 mg/L as AGM

    39400.65 mg/L as AGM

    39443.8 μg/L as AGM

    39483. Aripeka and Hudson Offshore

    39530.008 mg/L as AGM

    39570.45 mg/L as AGM

    39610.8 μg/L as AGM

    39654. Chassahowitzka NWR

    39680.015 mg/L as AGM

    39720.55 mg/L as AGM

    39762.0 μg/L as AGM

    39805. Chass3982ahowitzka Offshore

    39840.011 mg/L as AGM

    39880.46 mg/L as AGM

    39921.5 μg/L as AGM

    39966. Chassahowitzka River Estuary

    40000.021 mg/L as AGM

    40040.44 mg/L as AGM

    40083.9 μg/L as AGM

    40127. Crystal Offshore

    40150.034 mg/L as AGM

    40190.40 mg/L as AGM

    40232.4 μg/L as AGM

    40278. Crystal River Estuary

    40310.0440327 mg/L as AGM

    40360.37 mg/L as AGM

    40404.4 μg/L as AGM

    40449. Homosassa Offshore

    40470.012 mg/L as AGM

    40510.46 mg/L as AGM

    40551.3 μg/L as AGM

    405910. Homosassa River Estuary

    40630.028 mg/L as AGM

    40670.51 mg/L as AGM

    40717.7 μg/L as AGM

    407511. Pithlachascotee Offshore

    40780.010 mg/L as AGM

    40820.47 mg4084/L as AGM

    40871.0 μg/L as AGM

    409112. Pithlachascotee River Estuary

    40950.034 mg/L as AGM

    40990.65 mg/L as AGM

    41034.0 μg/L as AGM

    410713. St. Martins Marsh

    41110.031 mg/L as AGM

    41150.51 mg/L as AGM

    41193.2 μg/L as AGM

    412314. Weeki Wachee Offshore

    41270.017 mg/L as AGM

    41310.54 mg/L as AGM

    41351.2 μg/L 4137as AGM

    413915. Weeki Wachee River Estuary

    41440.019 mg/L as AGM

    41480.60 mg/L as AGM

    41521.9 μg/L as AGM

    415616. Anclote Bayou

    41590.063 mg/L as AGM

    41630.65 mg/L as AGM

    41673.8 µg/L as AGM

    417117. Kings Bay

    4174See subsection 417662-304.645(17), 4177F.A.C.

    4178See subsection 418062-304.645(17), 4181F.A.C.

    41825.7 4183µg/L as AGM

    4186(x) Big Bend and Apalachee Bay

    4192For bay segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other bay segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements and shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period. Nutrient and nutrient response values do not apply to tidally influenced areas that fluctuate between predominantly marine and predominantly fresh waters during typical climatic and hydrologic conditions.

    42741. Ochlockonee River Estuary

    42780.067 mg/L

    42800.86 mg/L

    42829.2 µg/L

    42842. Ochlockonee/Alligator Harbor Offshore

    42880.032 mg/L

    42900.57 mg/L

    42928.2 µg/L

    42943. St. Marks River Estuary

    42990.044 mg/L

    43010.70 mg/L

    43036.0 µg/L

    43054. St. Marks Offshore (includes Oyster and Dickerson Bays)

    43140.045 mg/L

    43160.63 mg/L

    43188.0 µg/L

    43205. Aucilla River Estuary

    43240.080 mg/L

    43260.89 mg/L

    43282.2 µg/L

    43306. Aucilla Offshore

    43330.025 mg/L

    43350.60 mg/L

    43379.5 µg/L

    43397. Econfina River Estuary

    43430.101 mg/L as AGM

    43471.14 mg/L as AGM

    43514.9 µg/L as AGM

    43558. Econfina Offshore

    43580.042 mg/L as AGM

    43620.65 mg/L as AGM

    43663.7 µg/L as AGM

    43709. Fenholloway River Estuary

    4374839 lbs/day, as an annual average, based on Level II WQBEL

    43855,573 lbs/day, as an annual average, based on Level II WQBEL

    43974.6 µg/L as AGM

    440110. Fenholloway Offshore

    44040.059 mg/L as AGM

    44080.68 mg/L as AGM

    44124.1 µg/L as AGM

    441611. Spring Warrior Offshore

    44200.047 mg/L

    44220.67 mg/L

    44248.3 µg/L

    442612. Steinhatchee River Estuary

    44300.062 mg/L as AGM

    44340.86 mg/L as AGM

    44383.9 µg/L as AGM

    444213. Steinhatchee Offshore

    44450.021 mg/L as AGM

    44490.45 mg/L as AGM

    44533.3 µg/L as AGM

    445714. Horseshoe Beach Offshore

    44610.021 mg/L as AGM

    44650.45 mg/L as AGM

    44693.3 µg/L as AGM

    447315. Cedar Key

    44760.060 mg/L as AGM

    44800.79 mg/L as AGM

    448410.9 µg/L as AGM

    4488(y) Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW)

    4492For ICWW segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. Criteria expressed as kg/year and annual means are not to be exceeded in any year.  For all other ICWW segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements 4551and shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period4562.

    45631. Gulf ICWW between Choctawhatchee Bay and St. Andrew Bay

    45730.108 mg/L

    45751.13 mg/L

    45776.6 µg/L

    45792. Gulf ICWW between St. Andrew Bay and St. Joseph Bay

    45900.108 mg/L

    45921.13 mg/L

    45946.6 µg/L

    45963. ICWW between Roberts Bay and Lemon Bay

    46040.253 mg/L as AGM

    46080.59 mg/L as AGM

    46124.0 µg/L as AGM

    46164. Central Broward County ICWW

    46210.045 mg/L as AGM

    46250.80 mg/L as AGM

    46292.7 µg/L as AGM

    46335. North Broward County ICWW

    46380.059 mg/L as AGM

    46420.79 mg/L as AGM

    46463.0 µg/L as AGM

    46506. North Central Broward County ICWW

    46560.048 mg/L as AGM

    46600.88 mg/L as AGM

    46643.3 µg/L as AGM

    46687. South Broward County ICWW

    46730.043 mg/L as AGM

    46770.70 mg/L as AGM

    46812.0 µg/L as AGM

    46858. Palm Beach County ICWW

    46900.146 mg/L

    46921.17 mg/L

    469413.4 µg/L

    46969. ICWW between North Lake Worth Lagoon and Lower Loxahatchee River

    47070.035 mg/L as AGM

    47110.66 mg/L as AGM

    47154.7 µg/L as AGM

    471910. ICWW Palm Coast

    472373,142 kg/year

    4726798,913 kg/year

    47294.5 µg/L as annual mean

    473411. ICWW from North Tolomato River to St. Johns River

    47440.191 mg/L as AGM

    47481.27 mg/L

    475010.2 µg/L

    4752(z) St. Lucie Estuary

    4756For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period.  4781For criteria expressed as long-term averages, the long-term average shall be based on data from the most recent seven-year period and shall not be exceeded. 

    48061. St. Lucie Estuary

    4810See subsection 481262-304.705(1), 4813F.A.C.

    4814See subsection 481662-304.705(1), 4817F.A.C.

    48185.9 4819µg/L 4820as AGM

    48222. Upper North Fork St. Lucie River

    4829See subsection 483162-304.705(2), 4832F.A.C.

    4833See subsection 483562-304.705(2), 4836F.A.C.

    48376.7 4838µg/L 4839as AGM

    48413. Lower North Fork St. Lucie River

    4848See subsection 485062-304.705(3), 4851F.A.C.

    4852See subsection 485462-304.705(3), 4855F.A.C.

    48567.4 4857µg/L 4858as AGM

    48604. Lower South Fork St. Lucie River

    4867See subsection 486962-304.705(6), 4870F.A.C.

    4871See subsection 487362-304.705(6), 4874F.A.C.

    48756.7 4876µg/L 4877as AGM

    48795. Upper South Fork St. Lucie River

    4886See subsection 488862-304.705(7), 4889F.A.C.

    4890See subsection 489262-304.705(7), 4893F.A.C.

    48945.0 4895µg/L 4896as AGM

    48986. Manatee Creek

    49010.081 mg/L as long-term average

    49060.72 mg/L as long-term average

    49115.9 4912µg/L 4913as AGM

    4915(aa) 4916Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, and Mosquito Lagoon

    4925For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other estuary segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements 4969and shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period4980.

    49811. Indian River Lagoon between Loxahatchee River up to and including Hobe Sound

    49940.021 mg/L as AGM

    49980.49 mg/L as AGM

    50022.0 µg/L as AGM

    50062. Indian River Lagoon between Hobe Sound and St. Lucie

    50160.060 mg/L as AGM

    50200.63 mg/L as AGM

    50246.9 µg/L

    50263. Indian River Lagoon from St. Lucie Estuary to Ft. Pierce Inlet

    50380.070 mg/L as AGM

    50420.72 mg/L as AGM

    50464.7 µg/L as AGM

    50504. Indian River Lagoon from Ft. Pierce Inlet to Indian River County Line

    50630.070 mg/L as AGM

    50670.72 mg/L as AGM

    50714.7 µg/L as AGM

    50755. Central Indian River Lagoon

    5080See subsections 508262-304.520(7) 5083and (8), F.A.C.

    5086See subsections 508862-304.520(7) 5089and (8), F.A.C.

    50925.9 µg/L as AGM

    50966. North Indian River Lagoon

    5101See subsections 510362-304.520(3)-5104(6), F.A.C.

    5106See subsections 510862-304.520(3)-5109(6), F.A.C.

    51116.4 µg/L as AGM

    51157. Sebastian River Estuary

    511963,991 pounds/year, not to be exceeded in any year

    5129323,382 pounds/year, not to be exceeded in any year

    51395.9 µg/L as AGM

    51438. Banana River Lagoon

    5147See subsections 514962-304.520(9) 5150and (10), F.A.C.

    5153See subsections 515562-304.520(9) 5156and (10), F.A.C.

    51597.3 µg/L as AGM

    51639. Newfound Harbor

    5166See subsection 516862-304.520(11), 5169F.A.C.

    5170See subsection 517262-304.520(11), 5173F.A.C.

    51747.3 µg/L as AGM

    517810. Sykes Creek Estuary

    5182See subsection 518462-304.520(13), 5185F.A.C.

    5186See subsection 518862-304.520(13), 5189F.A.C.

    51907.3 µg/L as AGM

    519411. Mosquito Lagoon: Oak Hill to the Southern Terminus

    52030.034 mg/L as AGM

    52071.14 mg/L as AGM

    52112.5 µg/L as AGM

    521512. Mosquito Lagoon: Edgewater to Oak Hill

    52220.048 mg/L as AGM

    52260.65 mg/L as AGM

    52303.4 µg/L as AGM

    523413. Mosquito Lagoon: Ponce de Leon to Edgewater

    52420.049 mg/L as AGM

    52460.51 mg/L as AGM

    52504.0 µg/L as AGM

    5254(bb) Lower St. Johns River and Tributaries (predominantly marine)

    5263For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period.  5288For criteria expressed as the long-term average of annual means, the long-term average shall be based on data from the most recent seven-year period and shall not be exceeded5317.

    5318Lower St. Johns River and Tributaries (predominantly marine)

    5326722,834 5328kilograms/year

    5329See subsection 533162-304.415(2), 5332F.A.C.

    53335.4 µg/L as long-term average of annual means

    5341(cc) St. Marys River

    5345For estuary segments with criteria expressed as annual geometric means (AGM), the values shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. For all other estuary segments, the criteria shall not be exceeded in more than 10 percent of the measurements 5389and shall be assessed over the most recent seven year period5400.

    54011. Lower St. Marys River

    54060.181 mg/L

    54080.77 mg/L as AGM

    541212.9 µg/L

    54142. Middle St. Marys River

    54190.113 mg/L as AGM

    54231.12 mg/L as AGM

    54278.0 µg/L

    54293. Upper St. Marys River

    54340.093 mg/L as AGM

    54381.35 mg/L as AGM

    54423.0 µg/L as AGM

    5446(2) 5447Criteria for chlorophyll 5450a 5451in open ocean coastal waters, derived from satellite remote sensing techniques, are provided 5464in the table below. 5468In each coastal segment specified in the Map of Florida Coastal Segments, dated May 13, 2013 (5485http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-030175487), 5488which is incorporated by reference herein, the 5495Annual Geometric Mean remotely sensed chlorophyll 5501a 5502value, calculated excluding 5505Karenia brevis 5507blooms (>550950,000 cells/L), 5512shall not be exceeded more than once in a three year period. 5524The annual geometric means provided in the table below are based on measurements using the SeaWiFS satellite. 5541Achievement of these criteria shall be assessed only by using 5551satellite remote sensing data that are processed in a manner consistent with the derivation of the criteria. 5568Data selection and preparation shall be consistent with the process described in Section 1.4.3 and Section 1.4.4, 5585pages 14 through 17, 5589in the report titled “5594Technical Support Document for U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule for Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida’s Estuaries, Coastal Waters, and South Florida Inland Flowing Waters, 5617Volume 2: Coastal Waters,” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, November 30, 2012 (5630http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-030185632), 5633the specified pages of which are incorporated by reference herein.  If MODIS or MERIS satellite data are used, the data shall be normalized using the standardization factors provided in the table below, 5665consistent with the process described in Section 1.6.3, pages 26 through 33 (5678http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-030195680), 5681in the above referenced EPA document, the specified pages of which are incorporated herein. 5695A copy of the Map of Florida Coastal Segments and the referenced pages from EPA’s document above are available by writing 5716to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Water Quality Standards Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #6511, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400.

    5736Coastal Segment

    5738Annual Geometric Mean Remotely Sensed Chlorophyll 5744a

    5745MODIS Standardization Factor

    5748MERIS Standardization Factor

    57511

    57522.45

    57530.54

    5754-0.71

    57552

    57562.65

    57570.99

    5758-0.07

    57593

    57601.48

    57610.41

    5762-0.22

    57634

    57641.20

    57650.26

    5766-0.30

    57675

    57681.09

    57690.15

    5770-0.28

    57716

    57721.07

    57730.29

    5774-0.01

    57757

    57761.17

    57770.33

    5778-0.02

    57798

    57801.27

    57810.38

    5782-0.05

    57839

    57841.09

    57850.20

    5786-0.07

    578710

    57881.13

    57890.41

    5790-0.07

    579111

    57921.14

    57930.31

    5794-0.05

    579512

    57961.21

    57970.41

    5798-0.05

    579913

    58001.53

    58010.50

    5802-0.13

    580314

    58041.80

    58050.69

    58060.01

    580715

    58082.80

    58090.68

    58100.58

    581116

    58122.49

    5813-0.14

    58140.27

    581517

    58163.57

    58170.08

    58181.41

    581918

    58205.62

    58210.50

    58220.03

    582319

    58244.90

    58250.50

    58260.31

    582720

    58284.33

    5829-0.02

    5830-0.69

    583121

    58324.06

    5833-0.63

    5834-1.09

    583522

    58364.54

    5837-0.46

    5838-0.17

    583923

    58403.40

    5841-1.21

    5842-0.67

    584324

    58443.41

    5845-2.37

    58460.01

    584725

    58483.11

    5849-2.84

    58500.05

    585126

    58523.00

    5853-4.16

    5854-0.36

    585527

    58563.05

    5857-1.77

    5858-0.81

    585928

    58603.41

    5861-2.13

    5862-0.61

    586329

    58644.55

    5865-0.83

    5866-0.74

    586730

    58684.32

    5869-0.74

    5870-0.04

    587131

    58723.77

    5873-0.29

    5874-0.90

    587532

    58764.30

    58770.17

    5878-0.47

    587933

    58805.98

    58810.10

    58820.80

    588334

    58844.63

    5885-0.77

    5886-0.32

    588735

    58884.14

    58890.42

    5890-0.83

    589137

    58921.01

    58930.39

    58940.59

    589538

    58960.26

    5897-0.04

    5898-0.03

    589939

    59000.27

    5901-0.02

    59020.00

    590340

    59040.25

    5905-0.03

    5906-0.01

    590741

    59080.21

    5909-0.06

    5910-0.01

    591142

    59120.21

    5913-0.03

    59140.03

    591543

    59160.21

    5917-0.02

    59180.04

    591944

    59200.20

    5921-0.02

    59220.01

    592345

    59240.21

    5925-0.04

    59260.02

    592746

    59280.26

    5929-0.05

    5930-0.01

    593147

    59320.58

    5933-0.10

    59340.03

    593548

    59361.09

    59370.03

    59380.09

    593949

    59401.48

    59410.39

    59420.36

    594350

    59441.85

    59450.21

    59460.32

    594751

    59481.72

    59490.23

    59500.31

    595152

    59521.73

    59530.05

    59540.58

    595553

    59561.87

    59570.00

    59580.47

    595954

    59601.66

    5961-0.13

    59620.31

    596355

    59641.60

    59650.18

    59660.71

    596756

    59682.12

    59690.11

    59700.39

    597157

    59722.83

    59730.44

    59740.84

    597558

    59762.63

    59770.09

    59780.40

    597959

    59802.34

    59810.06

    59820.33

    598360

    59842.17

    59850.07

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    599162

    59921.93

    59930.18

    5994-0.11

    599563

    59961.90

    5997-0.69

    5998-0.20

    599964

    60002.13

    6001-0.79

    6002-0.20

    600365

    60041.96

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    600766

    60081.95

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    6010-0.40

    601167

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    601568

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    601969

    60202.86

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    602370

    60242.88

    6025-1.39

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    602771

    60283.62

    6029-2.00

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    603172

    60323.80

    6033-1.38

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    603573

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    603974

    60404.36

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    6043(3) Estuarine and marine areas for the estuaries listed in subsection 605462-302.532(1), 6055F.A.C., are delineated in the maps of the Florida Estuary Nutrient Regions, dated October 2014 and October 2015 (6074http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-060506076), 6077which are incorporated by reference herein. Copies of these maps may be obtained by writing to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Water Quality Standards Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #6511, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400.

    6112(4) To calculate an annual geometric or arithmetic mean for TN, TP, or chlorophyll 6126a, 6127there shall be at least four temporally-independent samples per year with at least one sample taken between May 1 and September 30 and at least one sample taken during the other months of the calendar year. To be treated as temporally-independent, samples must be taken at least one week apart.

    6177Rulemaking Authority 6179403.061, 6180403.062, 6181403.087, 6182403.504, 6183403.704, 6184403.804 FS. 6186Law Implemented 6188403.021(11), 6189403.061, 6190403.087, 6191403.088, 6192403.141, 6193403.161, 6194403.182, 6195403.502, 6196403.702, 6197403.708 FS. 6199History–New 7-3-12, Amended 12-20-12, 8-1-13, 8-20-13, 6-7-15, 2-17-16
    6207Editorial Note: 6209Paragraphs 621062-302.532(1)(a)-6211(j) became effective on 7-3-12, and paragraphs 621862-302.532(1)(k)-6219(p) became effective on 12-20-12, 20 days after filing the rule certification packages for these numeric nutrient criteria. In accordance with Section 4 of 2013-71, Laws of Florida, and subsection 624962-302.531(9), 6250F.A.C., paragraphs 625262-302.532(1)(q)-6253(w), subsections 625562-302.532(2) 6256and (4), and the maps delineating these Florida Estuary Nutrient Regions in subsection 626962-302.532(3) 6270will become effective upon approval by EPA in their entirety, conclusion of rulemaking by EPA to repeal its federal numeric nutrient criterion for Florida, and EPA’s determination that Florida’s rules address its January 2009 determination that numeric nutrient criteria are needed in Florida.

     

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