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Final Lists of Impaired Waters for the Group 1 (Cycle 3) Basins
 

Please Note: Revisions to the Group 1 Lists of Impaired Waters 2014

The Department has revised the verified lists of impaired waters and delist lists by Secretarial Order for the following Group 1 basins: Suwannee, Ocklawaha, and Tampa Bay. The Group 1 lists were revised to make necessary changes in response to additional information provided to and evaluated by the Department. 

List of Waters Amended for the Group 1-Cycle 3 Verified and Delist Lists (MS Excel)

Date File
1/27/14 Waters Amended in 2014 for the Group 1 Verified and Delist Lists

The Department announces the availability of the FINAL lists of impaired waters for the Group 1 Basins: Everglades West Coast, Lake Okeechobee, Ocklawaha, Ochlockonee St. Marks, Suwannee, and Tampa Bay.

These lists were adopted by a Secretarial Order signed by DEP Secretary Herschel Vinyard, Jr. on February 12, 2013.  The Verified and Delist lists can be found at the links provided below and include the Office of General Counsel case numbers for the listings.  Requests for an administrative hearing to challenge a listing decision must be received no later than March 13, 2013.

These lists represent the third rotation through the Group 1 basins and another step in the process of restoring impaired waters for these basins.  Now that these lists have been adopted by Secretarial Order, the Department staff will begin developing TMDLs for waters on the verified list.  A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) represents the maximum amount of pollutant loading that can be discharged to a waterbody and still attain its designated uses.  After TMDL adoption, the next step in this process 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 waterbody.

The next rotation through these basins is scheduled to begin in July 2017.

Final Adopted Verified Lists (MSExcel)

Date Basin
2/12/13 Everglades West Coast Basin
2/12/13 Lake Okeechobee Basin
2/12/13 Ocklawaha Basin
2/12/13 St Marks - Ochlockonee River Basin
2/12/13 Suwannee Basin
2/12/13 Tampa Bay Basin

Final Adopted Lists of Waters to be Delisted from the Verified List and Federal 303(d) List (MSExcel)

Date Basin
2/12/13 Everglades West Coast Basin
2/12/13 Lake Okeechobee Basin
2/12/13 Ocklawaha Basin
2/12/13 St Marks - Ochlockonee River Basin
2/12/13 Suwannee Basin
2/12/13 Tampa Bay Basin

For more information regarding the Department's rotating basin plan, please visit our "Basin 411" pages.


For more information, send e-mail to Kevin O'Donnell (Kevin.ODonnell@dep.state.fl.us)

Watershed Assessment Program
2600 Blair Stone Road - Mail Station 3560
 Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-8433

Last updated: February 04, 2014

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