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Public meeting scheduled: TMDLs for Lakes Condel, Anderson, and Louise

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting to receive comments on the draft nutrient total maximum daily load (TMDL) reports for impaired waters in the Kissimmee River Basin and Middle St. Johns River Basin, to be adopted in Rule 62-304.515, F.A.C. and Rule 62-304.505, F.A.C, respectively.

The TMDLs to be presented at the public workshop include:

  • Lake Condel (WBID 3168X5) in the Kissimmee River Basin.
  • Lake Anderson (WBID 3168E) in the Kissimmee River Basin.
  • Louise Lake (Lower Segment) (WBID 2902) in the Middle St. Johns River Basin.

If adopted, these nutrient TMDLs will constitute site-specific numeric interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion set forth in paragraph 62-302.530(48)(b), F.A.C. and replace the otherwise applicable numeric nutrient criteria in subsection 62-302.531(2), F.A.C.

Registration is open for the webinar. A subsequent email will follow containing the agenda.

The department is requesting that all comments be received by Feb. 3, 2021. Written comments on the TMDL approach should be submitted by email to Ansel.Bubel@FloridaDEP.gov or by mail to:

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Attn: Ansel Bubel
Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3555
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

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: Shamyah Gibson, 850-245-8556. 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).