Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

62-304.800: Caloosahatchee River Basin TMDLS.
The Department of Environmental Protection announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Friday, February 27, 2009, 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: South Florida Water Management District, Lower West Coast Regional Service Center, 1st Floor, Conference Room, 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To present and give notice of a public workshop and public comment period on a draft total maximum daily load (TMDL) for nutrients for the Caloosahatchee Estuary in the Tidal Caloosahatchee River Basin. The public workshop is being held pursuant to Section 403.067(6)(c), Florida Statutes, which requires the Department to hold at least one public workshop in the vicinity of the waterbody or waterbody segment for which a TMDL is being developed. The TMDL calculations and allocations for each waterbody or waterbody segment will be adopted in Rule 62-304.800, F.A.C. The draft TMDL document will be placed on the Department’s TMDL website ( by February 13, 2009, and the Department will accept written comments on the draft TMDL through March 16, 2009, or for 30 days after it is posted, whichever date is later. Written comments should be directed to: Jan Mandrup-Poulsen, Environmental Administrator, Watershed Evaluation and TMDL Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, MS 3555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, or via email: This rule development has been given OGC case number 08-2291.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Pat Waters, Watershed Assessment Section, MS 3555, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850)245-8449.
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 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Ms. Pat Waters at (850)245-8449. 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).