RULE NO: RULE TITLE
62-303.100: Scope and Intent
62-303.150: Relationship Between Planning and Verified Lists
62-303.300: Methodology to Develop the Planning List
62-303.310: Evaluation of Aquatic Life Use Support
62-303.320: Exceedances of Aquatic Life-Based Water Quality Criteria
62-303.330: Biological Assessment
62-303.350: Interpretation of Narrative Nutrient Criteria
62-303.351: Nutrients in Streams
62-303.352: Nutrients in Lakes
62-303.353: Nutrients in Estuaries and Open Coastal Waters
62-303.360: Primary Contact and Recreation Use Support
62-303.370: Fish and Shellfish Consumption Use Support
62-303.380: Drinking Water Use Support and Protection of Human Health
62-303.400: Methodology to Develop the Verified List
62-303.410: Determination of Aquatic Life Use Support
62-303.420: Aquatic Life-Based Water Quality Criteria Assessment
62-303.430: Biological Impairment
62-303.450: Interpretation of Narrative Nutrient Criteria
62-303.460: Primary Contact and Recreation Use Support
62-303.470: Fish and Shellfish Consumption Use Support
62-303.480: Drinking Water Use Support and Protection of Human Health
62-303.600: Evaluation of Pollution Control Mechanisms
62-303.700: Listing Cycle
62-303.710: Format of Verified List and Verified List Approval
62-303.720: Delisting Procedure
62-303.810: Impairment of Interstate and Tribal Waters
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: 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 62-303 and 62-302, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C), are under consideration, but all surface water quality standards, including those within other F.A.C. chapters, are part of the Triennial Review and are subject to possible revision. Proposed amendments within Chapter 62-303, F.A.C., include: (1) establishment of biological health assessment impairment thresholds, (2) establishment of impairment threshold for fish/shellfish tissue methylmercury levels, (3) new definition for Predominantly Fresh Waters and revision of definition for Predominantly Marine Waters, and (4) addition of prioritization criteria for biological health assessments.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Rule development addresses all surface water quality standards, including those within Chapter 62-303, F.A.C.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 403.061, 403.067 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 403.021(11), 403.062, 403.067 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: July 23, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Room 609, Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida
DATE AND TIME: July 30, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Central District Office, 3319 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 232, Conference Rooms A and B, Orlando, 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 five days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Eric Shaw, Bureau of Standards and Special Projects, MS 3560, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400; telephone (850)245-8429. 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, Bureau of Standards and Special Projects, MS 3560, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400; telephone (850)245-8429, e-mail Eric.Shaw@dep.state.fl.us
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.