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Thursday, July 20 • 3:30pm - 5:10pm
PP&QQ2. Implementing Florida's Numeric Nutrient Criteria (Part 2 of 2)

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After the many years of research, evaluation, debate, and litigation, numeric nutrient criteria are now being implemented.  This course now focuses on the science of dealing with NNC and current experiences around the state. Implementation will generate significant business opportunities for consulting firms in the biological and engineering fields and laboratories (not to mention law firms).  We have reserved an ample amount of time at the end of the course to answer questions, and engage in an informal give-and-take among the audience and panelists. This is not a course for the uninformed.  Your course “text” will be DEP rules and documents governing the implementation of numeric nutrient criteria.  Your instructors will discuss these rules with their strengths and weakness and potential pitfalls for permittees.  There will be opportunity for exchange among panelists and audience during this highly technical, 2-part course designed to explore and provide an update on this extremely significant rule and how all affected parties are dealing with the numerous scientific, technical and legal issues involved in the application of NNC in Florida.

Part I – Status of DEP Implementation of NNC. Status on streams, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas; Status of implementation in South Florida, including the Northern Everglades; Role of EPA, DEP and water management districts.

Part II – Implementation and impacts on permitting; procedure for dealing with artificial conveyances and impact of NNC on various permits and approvals; unique aspects of implementation in South Florida; dealing with NNC issues in permits that may involve springs, lakes, streams, estuaries and coastal areas; use of biological metrics; protection of downstream waters under state rule. Use of WQBELs and SSACs for NNC.

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Terry Cole

Shareholder, GUNSTER
I love to fish, like Apple products, like to travel. I have worked in the environmental law area for over 40 years, with the Department of Interior as a federal agent, as an officer in the Army MPs, at DER as head of enforcement, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.The best thing... Read More →


Tom Frick

Director, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Department of Environmental Protection

Daniel Hammond

Principal Scientist, Brown and Caldwell
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Anthony Janicki

President, Janicki Environmental, Inc.
Tony's work since 1991 has focused on both water quality and quantity in a wide range of waterbodies throughout Florida. His efforts in establishing watershed plans, TMDLs, MFLs and other work products for clients throughout the State have been most notable by their defensibility... Read More →
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Doug Durbin Ph.D.

Chief Scientist/Senior Expert, Brown and Caldwell
Specialize in surface water resource management, eutrophication, numeric nutrient criteria and aquatic ecology. Expertise in water quality assessment and permitting/compliance.
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Dave Tomasko

Principal Associate, Environmental Science Associates
David Tomasko is an Environmental Consultant with more than 30 years of experience related to water quality assessments and the development of science-based resource management plans. Dr. Tomasko’s projects have resulted in the development of water quality and natural resource restoration... Read More →

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:10pm EDT
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