Department of Environmental Protection, Departmental



    Notice of Entry of Final Orders Revising Verified Lists of Impaired Waters and Delisting of Waters

    The Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, gives notice that, pursuant to Section 403.067(4), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 62-303, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), a final order was entered on October 21, 2016, revising the Verified Lists of Impaired Waters for the Group 3 Basins (Caloosahatchee, Choctawhatchee – St. Andrews, Lake Worth Lagoon – Palm Beach Coast, Sarasota Bay – Peace Myakka, and Upper St. Johns) and amending the Verified Lists of Impaired Waters for the Group 1 Everglades West Coast and Suwannee basins, and the Group 2 Middle St. Johns basin. A comprehensive list of waters verified as impaired under Chapter 62-303, F.A.C., can be obtained from a link on the following webpage:

    These revisions/amendments will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuant to Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act and shall serve to update the previously approved Section 303(d) list of Florida waters.

    A person whose substantial interests are affected by these final orders may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Section 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition, which must contain the information identified in the full notice of rights language contained in the final order, must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Department’s Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 21 days of publication of this notice or within 21 days of receipt of written notice, whichever occurs first.

    A copy of the above-referenced final orders may be obtained by contacting: Kevin O'Donnell, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Watershed Assessment Section, MS #3560, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, by calling: (850)245-8469, or at:


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