Revised and Readopted Lists of Impaired Waters for the Cycle 2 Group 1 Basins
Please Note: Revisions to the Group 1 Lists of Impaired Waters
As part of the agency action adopting the lists of impaired waters for the Group 3 Basins, the Department also revised the verified lists of impaired waters and delist lists by Secretarial order for the following Group 1 basins: Lake Okeechobee, Everglades West Coast, St. Marks-Ochlockonee River, Tampa Bay, Ocklawaha, and Suwannee, which were originally adopted on June 3, 2008 and amended on May 19, 2009. The Group 1 lists were revised to make necessary changes in response to EPA’s review.
List of Waters Amended for the Group 1-Cycle 2 Verified and Delist Lists (Excel/Adobe PDF)
The Department announces the availability of revised and readopted lists of impaired waters for the Group 1 Basins for Cycle 2: Everglades West Coast, Lake Okeechobee, Ocklawaha, St Marks/Ochlockonee, Suwannee, and Tampa Bay. These lists for the Group 1 Basins were adopted by a Secretarial Order signed on May 19, 2009. Exhibit 1 of the order consists of the verified and delist lists with the Office of General Counsel case numbers for the listings. These can be found in the lists provided below. Requests for an administrative hearing must be received no later than June 19, 2009.
Revisions to these lists were necessary in order to receive approval by EPA. DEP applied the revised IWR methodology for the Group 1 lists submitted to EPA for approval on October 17, 2008, that contained both Groups 5 and 1. This was the first application of the revised IWR and EPA conducted a very thorough review in order to document and support any legal challenges to lists or the IWR approval. In their review of the Group 5 and 1 lists, EPA identified a number of issues that resulted in necessary changes to the verified and “delist” lists. This generally reflects implementing procedures and policies for the first time, by both agencies. TMDL development and adoption has already occurred for scheduled waterbodies in these basins. The final step in the restoration of these waterbodies will be the development, by watershed stakeholders and DEP, of a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). The BMAP will specify the activities, schedule, and funding sources that point and nonpoint source dischargers will undertake to restore the water body.
2009 Final Verified Lists (MSExcel Format)
2009 Final Lists of Waters to be Delisted from the 1998 303(d) List and from the First Cycle Group 1 Lists (MSExcel Format)
For more information, send e-mail to Julie Espy (Julie.Espy@dep.state.fl.us)
Watershed Assessment Program
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