ADVISORY: July 26, 2011
DEP TO HOST PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING NUMERIC NUTRIENT CRITERIA
~Public encouraged to offer input on proposed draft rule~
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will hold two formal public meetings to present its proposed draft rule and receive public comments on possible revisions to Chapters 62-302 and 62-303, F.A.C., regarding numeric nutrient standards for Florida’s surface waters.
Florida has made a significant investment spanning more than a decade studying and collecting data regarding nutrients in Florida’s unique aquatic ecosystems, and has used this science to develop a draft numeric criteria rule for the state of Florida. These workshops are being held as part of this open and transparent rule development process and are a continuation of the state’s commitment to the development the best rule to address nutrients in the state’s surface waters. Public input is strongly encouraged and the public is invited to attend.
The workshops will take place:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
City of Leesburg Community Center
109 E. Dixie Avenue
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Bob Martinez Center
2600 Blair Stone Road, Room 609
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Eric Shaw, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support, MS #6511, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850) 245-8429 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org