RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
62-302.532: Estuary-Specific Numeric Interpretations of the Narrative Nutrient Criterion
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Department of Environmental Protection proposes to develop estuary-specific numeric nutrient standards for the following Panhandle estuaries: Perdido Bay, Pensacola Bay (including Escambia Bay), Choctawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay, St. Joseph’s Bay, and Apalachicola Bay. The Perdido Bay, Pensacola Bay (including Escambia Bay), and Choctawhatchee Bay estuaries will be addressed at the first public workshop on June 26, 2012. The St. Andrews Bay, St. Joseph’s Bay, and Apalachicola Bay estuaries will be addressed on June 27, 2012.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Rule development will address estuary-specific numeric nutrient standards for total nitrogen and total phosphorus for the following Panhandle estuaries: Perdido Bay, Pensacola Bay (including Escambia Bay), Choctawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay, St. Joseph’s Bay, and Apalachicola Bay.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 403.061, 403.062, 403.087, 403.504, 403.704, 403.804 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 403.021(11), 403.061, 403.087, 403.088, 403.141, 403.161, 403.182, 403.502, 403.702, 403.708 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m. CDT
PLACE: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest District Office, 160 W. Governmental Street, Suite 308, Room 402, Pensacola, Florida
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 9:00 a.m. CDT
PLACE: Gulf Coast State College, Gibson Lecture Hall, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, Florida
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 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Eric Shaw at (850)245-8429 or via email at Eric.Shaw@dep.state.fl.us. 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).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Eric Shaw, Standards and Assessments Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 6511, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, telephone (850)245-8429; email Eric.Shaw@dep.state.fl.us
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.