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Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs)



A Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) is the primary tool for implementing a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL.)  After a TMDL has been established for an impaired water body a BMAP is designed to implement restoration strategies that will sufficiently reduce the pollutant concentrations to meet that TMDL.  BMAP development varies between water bodies due to unique watershed characteristics and impairments.  Some TMDLs do not require a BMAP. In these cases, other implementation approaches are utilized.


The process for BMAP development involves collaboration among local stakeholders and DEP staff.  Other state agencies are usually also involved including Water Management Districts (WWMD), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS).   Local government agencies, businesses, and organizations provide local input and insight to guide the BMAP process. These stakeholders will eventually commit to the provisions of the BMAP.  Such provisions might include educational programs, permit limits on wastewater facilities, best management practices, and more. Once consensus among stakeholders over the BMAP has been achieved, it is adopted by Secretarial Order and enforced.


Central District BMAPs

BMAP development is the responsibility of the Watershed Planning and Coordination Program based in Tallahassee. The Central District WMM program participates in this process by attending local BMAP meetings and providing technical support.  These meetings are open to the public.


BMAP Projects Under Development

Follow the links below for more information on BMAPs being developed.  Information might include meeting summaries and presentations.  Links to files for projects under development are to DEP's ftp (file transfer protocol) site.

Adopted BMAPs




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Orlando, Florida 32803-3767

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Last updated: June 29, 2012

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