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Public meeting on Lake Jesup BMAP July 31st

The Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: July 31, 2014, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: Sylvan Lake Park, 845 Lake Markham Road, Sanford, Florida

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This is a Basin Working Group meeting to which the public is invited. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and receive comments on the Lake Jesup Basin Management Action Plan and progress toward water-quality restoration during the period of June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014, including water-quality modeling.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Moira Rojas, Watershed Planning and Coordination Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400 or by email at

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Moira Rojas at (850)245-8460. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

What is a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP)?
It is the "blueprint" for restoring impaired waters by reducing pollutant loadings to meet the allowable loadings established in a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). It represents a comprehensive set of strategies—permit limits on wastewater facilities, urban and agricultural best management practices, conservation programs, financial assistance and revenue generating activities, etc.—designed to implement the pollutant reductions established by the TMDL. These broad-based plans are developed with local stakeholders—they rely on local input and local commitment—and they are adopted by Secretarial Order to be enforceable.