RULE NO: RULE TITLE
62-304.300: St. Marks Basin TMDLs
62-304.305: Ochlockonee Basin TMDLs
62-304.405: Lower Suwannee River Basin TMDLs
62-304.410: Santa Fe Basin TMDLs
62-304.810: Everglades West Coast Basin TMDLs
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Department is initiating rulemaking to establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for waters in the St. Marks (Ames Sink, Lake Munson, and Munson Slough), Ochlockonee River (Black Creek, Juniper Creek, and Swamp Creek), Suwannee River (Middle and Lower Suwannee River and associated springs), Santa Fe River (Alligator Lake, New River, and Santa Fe River), and the Everglades West Coast (Cocohatchee River, Gordon River, Hendry Creek, Imperial River, and Lake Trafford) Basins.
Pursuant to Section 403.067(6), F.S., TMDLs must be adopted by the Secretary of the Department by rule. Chapter 62-304, F.A.C., was established as the rule chapter within which rules adopting TMDLs shall reside. Establishment of TMDLs is proceeding for waters within the above basins for which the verified list of impaired waters previously were adopted by Secretarial Order. TMDL calculations and allocations for each waterbody or waterbody segment will be adopted by rule, by the Secretary of the Department, pursuant to Sections 120.536(1), 120.54 and 403.805, F.S. These rules have been given individual OGC case numbers: 08-1892 for Rules 62-304.300, 08-1893 for 62-304.305, 08-1894 for 62-304.405, 08-1895 for 62-304.410, and 08-1896 for 62-304.810, F.A.C.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: TMDLs and their allocations will be established for the pollutants identified as causing the impairment for the impaired waters in the above listed basin (as indicated in the order adopting the verified list for each basin).
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 403.061, 403.067 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 403.016, 403.062, 403.067 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Jan Mandrup-Poulsen, Administrator, Watershed Assessment Section, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3555, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, Telephone (850)245-8449
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.