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  • 3 Jul 2022 8:02 AM | FSEA Secretary (Administrator)

    FDEP Reuse Public Hearing update - The Department of Environmental Protection announces a public hearing to which all persons are invited.

    DATE AND TIME: December 8, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

    PLACE: Virtual hearing. Parties can register to attend the webinar. Webinar registration is via https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5075597882797923595.

    GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Department is rescheduling the public hearing previously noticed in the Florida Administrative Register Vol. 48, Issue No. 76, that was scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2022. The re-scheduled hearing will give affected persons an opportunity to discuss proposed amendments to Florida Administrative Code Chapter 62-610. On October 22, 2021, the Department published proposed amendments to Chapter 62-610, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), to adopt recommendations of the Potable Reuse Commission’s 2020 report “Advancing Potable Reuse in Florida: Framework for the Implementation of Potable Reuse in Florida” as required by Florida’s Clean Waterways Act of 2020 and the new aquifer storage and recovery system requirements in Senate Bill 64 (2021). The Department will present the proposed amendments to the public. The hearing will provide an opportunity for affected persons to present evidence and argument on all issues under consideration. The hearing will not adjudicate rights and will not be adversarial in nature.

    A copy of the agenda may be obtained after December 1, 2022, by contacting: Abel Agosto, Environmental Administrator, Division of Water Resource Management, MS 3545, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399, (850)245-8603 or by email at Abel.Agosto@Floridadep.gov. Additional information regarding the rulemaking may be found on the DEP Water Resource Management Rules in Development webpage at: https://floridadep.gov/water/water/content/water-resource-management-rules-development or on the DEP Water Reuse New and Rulemaking Information webpage at https://floridadep.gov/water/domestic-wastewater/content/water-reuse-news-rulemaking-information.

  • 16 Mar 2022 12:30 PM | FSEA Secretary (Administrator)

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has amended its approval for the statewide use of reagent-less in-line chlorine meters to measure residual chlorine in reclaimed water at domestic wastewater facilities, which was issued in December 2020 pursuant to Rule 62-160.220, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The previous approval was specifically for in-line chlorine meters with an amperometric, 3-electrode sensor immersed in an electrolytic medium with a permeable membrane selective to chlorine. However, amperometric sensors that are not immersed in an electrolytic solution and do not have a membrane represent the same essential technology and are as effective at monitoring chlorine. Therefore, the amended final order for the alternative method approval is inclusive of both varieties of meters.

    The amended final order approving the alternative method and the accompanying basis of approval are available on DEP's Aquatic Ecology and Quality Assurance Section Alternative Methods Approval webpage.

    The statewide alternative method was exclusively approved for continuous analysis of residual chlorine in reclaimed water from domestic wastewater facilities.

    Exceptions to this approval include where reclaimed water is:

    • Directly discharged to surface waters of the state.
    • Intentionally used as drinking water supply.
    • Used to augment a drinking water supply.

    This technology may not be used for other matrices or by another facility type without separate review and approval by DEP.

    Please contact the quality assurance team for any questions regarding this notice at Quality_Assurance@FloridaDEP.gov.

    Thank you for your commitment to quality assurance.

  • 15 Mar 2022 12:15 PM | FSEA Secretary (Administrator)

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces a public meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT on March 29, 2022, to receive comments on the draft fecal indicator bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for impaired surface waters in the Everglades West Coast Basin. These TMDLs will be based on the generally applicable fecal indicator bacteria criteria in paragraphs 62-302.530(6)(a) through 62-302.530(6)(c), Florida Administrative Code. 

    The meeting is scheduled at the following location:

    1st Floor Conference Room 
    South Florida Water Management District
    Fort Myers Service Center
    2301 McGregor Blvd.
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

    Register for the webinar here.


  • 10 Jun 2019 8:17 PM | FSEA Secretary (Administrator)

    Florida DEP Publishes Revised MDLs and PQLs

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has published a revised list of method detection limit (MDL) and practical quantitation limit (PQL) targets for selected analytes and methods. The list has been updated to conform with the current 136.3 approved method lists, and the list of analytes in rule 62-302.530,  (Surface Water Quality Criteria). https://floridadep.gov/dear/quality-assurance/content/quality-assurance-resources

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