RULE NO: RULE TITLE
62-302.300: Findings, Intent, and Antidegradation Policy for Surface Water Quality
62-302.400: Classification of Surface Waters, Usage, Reclassification, Classified Waters
62-302.500: Surface Waters: Minimum Criteria, General Criteria
62-302.520: Thermal Surface Water Criteria
62-302.530: Table: Surface Water Quality Criteria
62-302.540: Water Quality Standards for Phosphorus Within the Everglades Protection Area
62-302.700: Special Protection, Outstanding Florida Waters, Outstanding National Resource Waters
62-302.800: Site Specific Alternative Criteria
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 62-302 and 62-303, 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 62-302, F.A.C., include: (1) establishment of biological health criteria, (2) revision of human health-based water quality criteria, (3) establishment of criteria for un-ionized ammonia in marine waters, (4) revision of criteria for specific conductance, (5) listing of all site specific alternative criteria in Rule 62-302.800, F.A.C., (6) revision of criteria for transparency, (7) revisions of definitions for Predominantly Fresh Waters and Predominantly Marine Waters, (8) clarification of the upstream extent of Class II waters, and (9) establishment of numeric nitrate criteria for spring vents and boils.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Rule development addresses all surface water quality standards, including those within Chapter 62-302, F.A.C.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 373.043, 373.4592, 403.061, 403.062, 403.087, 403.088, 403.504, 403.704, 403.804, 403.805 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 373.016, 373.026, 373.414, 373.4592, 403.021, 403.031, 403.061, 403.062, 403.085, 403.086, 403.087, 403.088, 403.101, 403.141, 403.161, 403.182, 403.201, 403.502, 403.504, 403.702, 403.708, 403.802 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.