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Revised Verified and Delist Lists of Impaired Waters for the Group 1 (Cycle 3) Basins
 

The Department announces the availability of the revised lists of impaired waters for Cycle 3 of the Group 1 Basins: St. Marks-Ochlockonee Rivers, Suwannee River, Ocklawaha River, Tampa Bay, Everglades West Coast, and Lake Okeechobee.

The REVISED Verified lists below include those waters that will be added to the State’s Verified List and federal 303(d) list.  The REVISED Delist lists include those waters that are proposed for removal from the State’s Verified List and federal 303(d) list.  There will be NO public meetings to present the revised lists.  The public comment period will end December 13, 2012.  During this period, we ask that interested parties submit their comments either electronically or by mail to Julie Espy at the address below.  We will consider and provide prompt responses to all comments received.  These lists will then be updated and finalized for adoption by the Secretary of the Department. 

Department staff will then begin working on TMDL production.  A TMDL represents the maximum amount of pollutant loading that can be discharged to a waterbody and have its designated uses be met.  The final 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.

Note: In an attempt to make commenting on the lists easier, we have designed these lists to provide information regarding the DRAFT assessments and the REVISED assessments. The first two columns in each list indicate whether or not the assessment was on the DRAFT list and/or the REVISED list and the comments provide information on why the assessment may have changed. To determine what is NEW from the draft lists, one can look at those rows where the first column is blank and the second column contains an ‘R’. These represent what is being proposed as the final assessments for the Group 1 basins through the third cycle.

Revised Verified Lists

Date Basin Excel Format PDF Format
11/28/12 Everglades West Coast Basin Everglades WC xls Everglades WC pdf
11/28/12 Lake Okeechobee Basin Okeechobee xls Okeechobee pdf
11/28/12 Ocklawaha Basin Ocklawaha xls Ocklawaha-pdf
11/28/12 St Marks - Ochlockonee River Basin St. Marks - Ochlockonee xls St. Marks - Ochlockonee pdf
11/28/12 Suwannee Basin Suwannee xls Suwannee pdf
11/28/12 Tampa Bay Basin Tampa Bay xls Tampa Bay pdf

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

Date Basin Excel Format PDF Format
11/28/12 Everglades West Coast Basin Everglades WC xls Everglades WC pdf
11/28/12 Lake Okeechobee Basin Okeechobee xls Okeechobee pdf
11/28/12 Ocklawaha Basin Ocklawaha xls Ocklawaha-pdf
11/28/12 St Marks - Ochlockonee River Basin St. Marks - Ochlockonee xls St. Marks - Ochlockonee pdf
11/28/12 Suwannee Basin Suwannee xls Suwannee pdf
11/28/12 Tampa Bay Basin Tampa Bay xls Tampa Bay pdf

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: November 28, 2012

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