62B-36.006. Project Ranking Procedure  


Effective on Monday, August 5, 2013
  • 1(1) 2Beach Management Projects.  Local sponsor funding requests 9for beach management projects in the upcoming fiscal year will be ranked in priority order. Eligible projects will receive a total point score by the Department based on the following criteria:

    40(a) Severity of erosion. The severity of erosion score is determined by the average historical rate of erosion for the project length over 30 years at 2 points per foot of erosion, for a maximum total of 10 points. 79The Department will use historical 84MHW data files contained in the Department’s Historic Shoreline Database to calculate the average rate of erosion for up to a 30 year period after 1972, but prior to any beach fill placement in the project area. Linear least square fit to the data will be used to determine the erosion/accretion trend.  For those project areas where inadequate data prevents the calculation of an average rate, then the rate may be obtained from a published study document used in the design of the project.

    168(b) Threat to upland structures. The percent of shoreline containing structures at or seaword of the projected 25-year return interval storm event erosion limit within the project boundaries times ten, for a maximum total of 10 points. 205The Department will determine the threat to upland structures by application of the Dean CCCLa, SBEACH (222S223torm-induced 224BEA225ch 226CH227ange Model) or comparable numeric model using a 25-year return interval storm tide hydrograph on the most recent beach-offshore profile data at each R-monument in the project area 255as determined by the Department and provided in “Erosion Due to High Frequency Storm Events,” which is incorporated by reference276.  SBEACH results shall be supported with documentation on objectives, data used, model configuration and parameter selection, calibration/validation, applications of forcing conditions and any assumptions made in the modeling analysis.  Copies of “309Erosion Due to High Frequency Storm Events,” by the University of Florida, dated November 22, 1995 326http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02423 328and the “SBEACH-32 Users Interface Manual” dated January 10, 1996 338http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02424, 340“SBEACH Report 1” dated July 1, 1989 347http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02425, 349“SBEACH Report 2” dated May 1 1990 356http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02427, 358“SBEACH Report 3” dated May 1, 1993 365http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02428, 367“SBEACH Report 4” dated April 1, 1996 374http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02429, 376and “SBEACH Report 5” dated August 1, 1998 384http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02430 386by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which are incorporated by reference, may be obtained at the following web site: www.dep.state.fl.us/beaches.

    407(c) Recreational and economic benefits. The percentage of linear footage of property within the project boundaries zoned commercial, recreational, or Public Lodging Establishment, or the equivalent, in the current local government land use map times ten, for a maximum total of 10 points. 450Un-designated properties will be considered designated or zoned the same as the adjacent property designations.  Street ends will be considered recreational if they provide access to the beach, in accordance with subsection 48262B-36.002(14), 483F.A.C.

    484(d) Availability of federal funds. Projects with United States Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Congressional authorization for the requested project phase shall receive 5 points. Projects with a current United States Army Corps of Engineers project agreement executed for the requested project phase or 529projects listed in a United States Army Corps of Engineers work plan or current federal budget document 546shall receive 5 points; 550Federal Emergency Management Agency nourishment projects (Category G or equivalent subsequent program for 563designed, constructed and routinely maintained 568beaches) with approved Project Worksheets shall receive 5 points. 577Maximum total for availability of federal funds is 10 points.

    587(e) Local sponsor financial and administrative commitment. Local sponsors who have a designated long term funding source for the management of a beach project 611as defined in a 10-year comprehensive financial plan shall receive 2 points; local sponsors who provide funding for the beach project via a funding source established by referendum or legislative authority will receive 2 points; local sponsors who provide additional funding from a third party, other than the federal government, shall receive 1 point for a 10 percent reduction or 2 points for a 25 percent reduction of the non-federal share obtained from a third party, for up to 2 691points; those with a 100 percent compliance record for submitting quarterly reports correctly and on time over the previous state fiscal year shall receive 2 points; local sponsors who hold active state and federal permits for the proposed project will receive 1 point; local sponsors who have secured local funds will receive 1 point, for a maximum total of 10 points.

    752(f) Previous state commitment. Projects where the Department has previously cost shared, reviewed, and approved a feasibility or design phase shall receive 1 point; projects to enhance, or increase the longevity of a previously constructed project shall receive 3 points; projects that will nourish a previously restored shoreline shall receive 5 points; 804projects where previously approved appropriations for a project phase could not be encumbered and were released in their entirety by the local sponsor due to the project timelines shall receive 1 point, 836for a maximum total of 10 points.

    843(g) Project performance. Performance points shall be based upon the expected life of a project, as documented in a feasibility study for restoration projects and on the average nourishment interval for nourishment projects. Projects with a three-year nourishment interval shall receive 1 point, plus 1 point for every additional year of the expected or actual life 899with a ten-year or more nourishment interval receiving a maximum of 8 points; projects with an average cost/per mile/per year below the average cost/per mile/per year of all projects requesting construction funding for a given year shall receive 2 points.  939Cost calculations, for the upcoming construction event, will include construction, associated project mitigation, and construction-related and first year post-construction monitoring costs960.

    961(h) Mitigation of inlet effects. Projects that implement strategies in the Strategic Beach Management Plan for supplemental nourishment to adjacent beaches needed to mitigate deficiencies in the annual sediment budget shall receive points based upon the percentage of the target average annual bypass volume to be achieved by the supplemental nourishment times 10 for a maximum total of 10 points.

    1021(i) Innovative technologies. Projects to address erosion that are economically competitive 1032with nourishment, that will not adversely affect the conservation of fish and wildlife, including endangered or threatened species, or their habitats, 1053and that are designed to demonstrate an innovative application of existing technologies shall receive 3 points; projects that have been documented to be effective and demonstrate technologies previously untried in the state shall receive 2 points for a maximum total of 5 points.

    1096(j) Enhance nesting sea turtle refuges. Projects that are adjacent to or within designated nesting sea turtle refuges shall receive 5 points.

    1118(k) Regionalization. Projects where two or more local sponsors who manage their projects together to reduce contracting costs shall receive 5 points.

    1140(l) Significance. 1142Sum of the following criteria for a maximum of 20 points;

    11531. Projects shall receive points based upon the project length at one point per mile for a maximum of 10 points;

    11742. Projects entering the construction phase will receive 1 point;

    11843. Projects with greater than 25 percent of the shoreline length designated as commercial, recreational, or public lodging establishment shall receive 1 point and projects with greater than 50 percent of the shoreline length designated as commercial, recreational, or public lodging establishment shall receive 2 points, for a total of 2 points;

    12364. Projects where t1240he volume of advanced nourishment lost since the last sand placement event of a beach restoration or nourishment project as measured landward of the Mean High Water Line, shall receive 1 point for every 20 percent of volume lost, for a maximum of 5 points;

    12855. P1287rojects where shoreline has eroded into the design profile shall receive 1 point;

    13006. Projects that place a greater volume/mile/year than the average volume/mile/year for all projects in their region (Florida east coast, Florida west coast, and Florida panhandle) requesting construction funding for a given year shall receive 1 point;

    1337(m) In the event that more than one project receives the same number of points, the Department shall assign funding priority to that project most ready to initiate construction. 1366Factors considered in the award of priority include project phase, construction schedule, the status of state and federal permits, acquisition of easements, securing of local and federal funding, construction bidding schedule, and establishment of an Erosion Control Line.

    1404(2) Inlet Management Projects. Local sponsors requesting funding for inlet management projects for the upcoming fiscal year will be ranked in priority order for the Department’s Local Government Funding Request. 1434Eligible projects will be assigned a total point score by the Department based on the following criteria:

    1451(a) Estimated annual quantity of beach quality sand reaching the updrift boundary of the improved jetty or inlet channel, quantified at the rate of one point per 20,000 cubic yards per year, for a total maximum of 10 points.

    1491(b) Balancing the sediment budget. Annual average bypassing volume to be placed on the adjacent eroding shorelines divided by the annual bypassing objective as determined by the Inlet Management Plan or department approved study times 20 for a maximum of 20 points.

    1533(c) Cost effective alternatives. The proposed annualized increase in bypassing of material from within the inlet system divided by the unmet annual bypassing objective times 10, for a maximum of 10 points. The unmet annual bypassing objective is equal to the annual bypassing objective less the current annualized bypassing volume using material from within the inlet system.

    1590(d) Local sponsor financial and administrative commitment. Local sponsors who have a designated long term funding source for the management of an inlet project as defined in a 10-year comprehensive financial plan shall receive 2 points; local sponsors who provide funding for the beach project via a funding source established by referendum or legislative authority will receive 2 points; local sponsors who provide additional funding from a third party, other than the federal government, shall receive 1 point for a 10 percent reduction or 2 points for a 25 percent reduction of the non-federal share obtained from a third party, for up to 2 points; those with a 100 percent compliance record for submitting quarterly reports correctly and on time over the previous state fiscal year shall receive 2 points; local sponsors who hold active state and federal permits for the proposed activities will receive 1 point; 1737local sponsors who have entered into an interlocal agreement with regional partners for the purpose of joint inlet management will receive 1 point 1760for a maximum total of 10 points.

    1767(e) Previous state commitment. Projects where the Department has previously cost shared, reviewed, and approved a feasibility or design phase shall receive 1 point; projects to enhance, or increase the longevity of a previously constructed project within the area of inlet influence shall receive 3 points; projects that will nourish a previously restored shoreline within the area of inlet influence shall receive 5 points; 1831projects where previously approved appropriations for a project phase could not be encumbered and were released in their entirety by the local sponsor due to the project timelines shall receive 1  points, for a maximum total of 10 points.

    1870(f) Inlet management plan. 

    18741. Proposed projects that have an existing Inlet Management Plan or completed Inlet Management Study accepted by the Department that defines the sediment budget, quantifies the volumetric bypassing objective and contains specific management strategies shall receive 5 points.

    19122. Projects where the Department has received and approved an update to an existing Inlet Management Plan in the form of a current inlet management study/sediment budget analysis within the previous 10 years or proposes to conduct an update to an existing inlet management plan shall receive an additional 5 points.

    19633. Projects proposing to develop a new inlet management study to be submitted to the Department for adoption of an Inlet Management Plan shall receive 15 points.

    19904. Maximum total for an inlet management plan is 15 points.

    2001(g) Enhanced project performance. The increased nourishment interval shall be estimated by the annual bypassing volume divided by the annual beach nourishment volume needed by a beach project within the area of inlet influence multiplied by 5 for a total of 5 points.

    2044(h) Availability of federal funds. Projects with United States Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Congressional authorization for the requested project phase shall receive 5 points. Projects with a current United States Army Corps of Engineers project agreement executed for the requested project phase or projects listed in a United States Army Corps of Engineers work plan or current federal budget document shall receive 5 points; federal Emergency Management Agency projects (Category G or equivalent subsequent program for 2122designed, constructed and routinely maintained 2127beaches) with approved Project Worksheets shall receive 5 points. Maximum total for availability of federal funds is 10 points.

    2146(i) Inlet Management studies will be ranked using only the criteria listed in (a), (d), (e), (f), and (h).  Ranking of inlet management studies will be a normalization based on the total point value of the above referenced criteria. 

    2185Rulemaking  Authority 2187161.101(21), 2188161.143(6), 2189161.161(7) FS. 2191Law Implemented 2193161.088, 2194161.091(1), 2195161.101(1), 2196(2), (8), (9), (11), (12), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20), 2208161.142(1), 2209(2), (4), (5), (6), (7), 2214161.143(1), 2215(2), (3), (4), (5), 2219161.161(1), 2220(2), (6) FS. 2223History–New 6-10-83, Formerly 16B-36.06, 16B-36.006, Amended 12-25-03, 8-5-13.

     

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