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 Meeting to receive public comments on:


1) a draft nutrient and dissolved oxygen (DO) total maximum daily load (TMDL) report for impaired waters in the Caloosahatchee River Basin, to be adopted in Rule 62-304.800, F.A.C. and


2) having the 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) for these particular waters, upon paragraph 62-302.531(2)(a), F.A.C., becoming effective.


The TMDLs to be presented at the public workshop include revisions to the existing nutrient TMDLs for the tidal estuary portion of the Caloosahatchee River (WBIDs 3240A, 3240B, and 3240C); new nutrient and DO TMDLs for the C-21 Canal (WBID 3246), Townsend Canal (WBID 3235L) and Deep Lagoon Canal (WBID 3240A4); new nutrient TMDLs for the Caloosahatchee River (between S79 and S78) (WBID 3235B), Jacks Branch (WBID 3235D), Long Hammock Creek (WBID 3237B) and Popash Creek (WBID 3240Q); and new DO TMDLs for Cypress Branch (3235G), Lake Hicpochee (WBID 3237C), Ninemile Canal (3237D), and Billy Creek (3240J). The draft TMDL document for these impaired waters will be placed on the Department's TMDL website (

) by August 22, 2014 and will be provided upon request to interested parties by mail or via email distribution. The Department will accept written comments on these draft TMDLs, as well as the establishment of these nutrient TMDLs as site specific interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion, through September 22, 2014. Written comments should be directed to: Greg DeAngelo, Administrator, Water Quality Evaluation and TMDL Program, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mail Station #3555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, or via email: [email protected].us

Date/Time: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
Location: South Florida Water Management District, Lower West Coast Service Center, 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida