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Bacterial Water Quality Criteria


FDEP Initiative to Protect Recreational Waters

The Department announces a new initiative to protect beaches and other recreational waters.  The Department now has new laboratory tools and assessment methods to identify and reduce the sources of pathogens in recreational waters. The Department has initiated rule development in Chapters 62-302, 62-303, and 62-304, F.A.C., to develop new rules that refine water quality standards to take advantage of this new technology and the data that will be available to make beach and recreational waters safer. 

Bacteria Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

New! May 14, 2014 TAC Meeting

February 19, 2014 TAC Meeting

November 19, 2013 TAC Meeting

August 20, 2013 TAC Meeting

Archived Materials

Water Quality Standards Program
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road - M.S. 6511
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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Last updated: June 03, 2014

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