To receive public comments on 1) draft total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for the impaired waters of Volusia Blue Spring WBID 28933 [Nutrients (Algal Mats)] and Volusia Blue Spring Run WBID 28933A [Nutrients (Algal Mats)] , to be adopted in Rule 62-...  

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    62-304.505Middle St. Johns River Basin TMDLS.

    The Department of Environmental Protection announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.

    DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 31, 2013, 9:30 a.m.

    PLACE: Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Avenue, Deltona, Florida

    GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To receive public comments on 1) draft total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for the impaired waters of Volusia Blue Spring WBID 28933 [Nutrients (Algal Mats)] and Volusia Blue Spring Run WBID 28933A [Nutrients (Algal Mats)] , to be adopted in Rule 62-304.505, F.A.C., and 2) having these nutrient TMDLs, if adopted, constitute site specific numeric interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion set forth in paragraph 62-302.530(47)(b), F.A.C., that would replace the otherwise applicable numeric nutrient criteria in subsection 62-302.531(2), F.A.C., for these particular waters, upon paragraph 62-302.531(2)(a), F.A.C., becoming effective. The draft TMDL documents for these impaired waters will be placed on the Department’s TMDL website (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/tmdl/) by Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and will be provided upon request to interested parties by mail or via email distribution. The Department will accept written comments on the draft TMDLs, as well as the establishment of these nutrient TMDLs as site specific interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion, through November 29, 2013. Written comments should be directed to: Richard Hicks, PG Administrator, Ground Water Management Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mail Station #3575, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, email: richard.w.hicks@dep.state.fl.us.

    A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Pat Waters, Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program, MS #3575, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 or by calling: (850)245-8449.

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Ms. Pat Waters, (850)245-8449. 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).