Monday, June 15, 2015

Upper Withlacoochee River Basin Polk County Chain of Lakes

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing



RULE NO.:           RULE TITLE:

62-304.640          Withlacoochee Basin TMDLs

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

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 25, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

PLACE: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow, Florida

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To receive public comments on draft nutrient total maximum daily load (TMDL) reports for impaired waters in the Withlacoochee River Basin, to be adopted in Rule 62-304.640, F.A.C. These nutrient TMDLs, if adopted, will 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) for these particular waters. The TMDLs to be presented at the public workshop include TMDLs for Lake Juliana (WBID 1484B) and Mud Lake (WBID 1467).

The draft TMDL documents for these impaired waters will be placed on the Department’s TMDL website ( by June 11, 2015 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 July 13, 2015. Written comments should be directed to: Xueqing Gao, Administrator, Watershed Evaluation and TMDL Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mail Station 3555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or via email:

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Linda Quinn-Godwin, Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program, MS 3555, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 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. Linda Quinn-Godwin, (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).





Terry J. Hansen, P.G.

Environmental Consultant

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565

Tallahassee, FL  32399-2400

(850) 245-8561 or SunCom 205-8561

(850) 245-8434 or SunCom 205-8434 FAX


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