Water-Related News

Public meeting scheduled for Jan. 22nd on Lake Valrico pollution limits

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2022, to receive comments on the draft nutrient total maximum daily load (TMDL) report for impaired waters in the Hillsborough River Basin, to be adopted in Rule 62-304.610,Florida Administrative Code. These TMDLs as site specific interpretations of the narrative nutrient criterion that are to be presented at the public workshop include: Lake Valrico (WBID1547A).

Registration is open for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. A meeting agenda and draft report are available online. 

DEP requests that all comments be received by Jan. 28, 2022.Comments on the TMDL approach should be submitted by email to Ansel.Bubel@FloridaDEP.gov or by mail to:

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Attn: Ansel Bubel
Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3555
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop by contacting Johna Costantino at 850-245-7508. If you have a speech or hearing impairment, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).