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Rule Title: Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality
Department: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION    Add to MyFLRules Favorites
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Division: Departmental
Chapter: SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS

Latest version of the final adopted rule presented in Florida Administrative Code (FAC):

VIEW_RULE Effective Date: 2/17/2016
History Notes: Rulemaking Authority 403.061, 403.062, 403.087, 403.088, 403.504, 403.704, 403.804, 403.805 FS. Law Implemented 373.414, 403.021(11), 403.061, 403.085, 403.086, 403.087, 403.088, 403.101, 403.141, 403.161, 403.182, 403.502, 403.702, 403.708, 403.802 FS. History–Formerly 17-3.041, Amended 1-28-90, Formerly 17-3.042, 17-302.300, Amended 12-19-94, 1-23-95, 12-26-96, 5-15-02, 12-7-06, 7-17-13, 2-17-16.
References in this version: Ref-02905 NNC Implementation Document
Ref-02906 SCI Primer
Ref-02907 LVI Primer
Ref-02912 Development of Type III SSAC for Nutrients
Ref-02913 Development of Aquatic Life Use Support Attainment Thresholds for SCI and LVI
Ref-02914 Applicability of Chlorophyll a Methods
Ref-02915 Map of Nutrient Watershed Regions
Ref-02916 Mann's Trend Test
Ref-02917 Guide to Permitting Wastewater Facilities or Activities Under Chapter 62-620, F.A.C.
Ref-02919 Process for Assessing Data Usability
Ref-02920 Statistical Analysis of Groundwater Monitoring Data at RCRA Facilities Unified Guidance
Ref-02921 Helsel and Hirsch, Statistical Methods in Water Resources
Ref-02922 Method 445.0
Ref-02923 Method 446.0
Ref-02924 Method 447.0
Ref-02925 Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, Methods H.2.b, H.3, and H.4
Ref-04334 LVI 1000 Lake Vegetation Index Methods
Ref-06035 FT 3100 Stream and River Habitat Assessment (DEP-SOP-001/01), dated March 1, 2014
Ref-06036 FA 5720, Section 1, Training for Habitat Assessment Testing, in DEP-SOP-001/01, dated March 1, 2014
Ref-06037 LVI 1000: Lake Vegetation Index Methods (DEP-SOP-003/11 LVI 1000), dated 3/1/14
Ref-06039 SCI 1000: Stream Condition Index Methods (DEP-SOP-003/11 SCI 1000), dated 3/1/14
Ref-06041 FS 7000 General Biological Community Sampling (DEP-SOP-001/01), dated March 1, 2014
Ref-06042 FT 3000 Aquatic Habitat Characterization (DEP-SOP-001/01), dated March 1, 2014
History of this Rule since Jan. 6, 2006
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Section Description ID Publish
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62-302.300
Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality 17115473 Effective:
02/17/2016
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Definitions, Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality, Classification of Surface Waters, Usage, Reclassification, Classified Waters, Table: Surface Water Quality Criteria 16964444 12/31/2015
Vol. 41/251
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The proposed rules revise several definitions used in Chapter 62-302, F.A.C., by updating reference information as well as updating a number of biological standard operating procedures that are incorporated by reference. .... 16717191 11/4/2015
Vol. 41/215
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As required by the Federal Clean Water Act, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is initiating the Triennial Review of state surface water quality standards. The Department is considering revisions to .... 15947496 5/19/2015
Vol. 41/97
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Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality 13208410 Effective:
07/17/2013
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62-302.300
Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality 13072804 6/3/2013
Vol. 39/107
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Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality 13028572 5/28/2013
Vol. 39/103
View Text Misc
62-302.300
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF REVISED STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS 13038078 5/28/2013
Vol. 39/103
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The proposed rule amendments incorporate by reference a document titled “Implementation of Florida’s Numeric Nutrient Standards.” This document describes how Florida’s numeric nutrient standards in surface waters that were .... 12768903 3/19/2013
Vol. 39/54
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The Department of Environmental Protection proposes to incorporate by reference in Rule 62-302.300, F.A.C., the document titled “Implementation of Florida’s Numeric Nutrient Standards”. This document describes implementation .... 12776178 3/18/2013
Vol. 39/53
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The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) proposes to initiate the Triennial Review of state surface water quality standards. The Department is considering revisions to a limited number of rule sections at .... 11394801 4/27/2012
Vol. 38/17
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The Department is holding two workshops for the purpose of exploring options with the public on Florida nutrient standards and other relevant provisions of water quality standards. These workshops will be used to discuss .... 9921759 5/20/2011
Vol. 37/20
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On July 20, 2009, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) received a petition to initiate rulemaking from the Florida Stormwater Association to establish a more refined surface water classification system. .... 7421681 7/31/2009
Vol. 35/30
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The Department proposes to establish numeric surface water quality criteria for nutrients and associated standards, such as chlorophyll a. During the rule development process, the Department may decide to amend any or all .... 6624535 1/30/2009
Vol. 35/04
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The Department is initiating its Triennial Review of state surface water quality standards as required by the Federal Clean Water Act. Proposed revisions to a number of rules in both Chapters 62-302 and 62-303, Florida Administrative .... 5817010 7/3/2008
Vol. 34/27
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Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality 3294622 Effective:
12/07/2006
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The Federal Clean Water Act requires states to conduct a comprehensive review of their surface water quality standards every three years (“triennial review”). The proposed rule amendments were developed under the current .... 490546 7/28/2006
Vol. 32/30
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Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality 3231281 Effective:
05/15/2002