Florida DEP Sets TMDL Public Meeting

Participants in the Nov. 8 meeting in Bartow, Fla., will discuss the status of TMDL development for nutrient impaired water bodies in the Upper Peace River basin.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled a public meeting Nov. 8 in Bartow, Fla., so personnel can discuss the status of TMDL development for nutrient impaired water bodies in the Upper Peace River basin -- Lake Alfred, Lake Mariana, Lake Blue, Lake Conine, Lake Rochelle, Lake Haines, Lake Ariana, Lake Sears, and Lake Spirit.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at the Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division, 4177 Ben Durrance Road.

The meeting is an opportunity for the department to present the approach to be used for development of TMDLs and to obtain input from stakeholders. Written comments on the TMDL approach should be received by Nov. 22 and should be directed to: Erin Rasnake, Program Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, MS 3555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, or via email to: Erin.Rasnake@dep.state.fl.us.

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