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    Northwest Florida Water Management District

    Notice of Entry of Final Order

    On March 13, 2014, the Governing Board of the Northwest Florida Water Management District (District) issued Order No. 14-002, Final Order Approving the 2014 Region III Regional Water Supply Plan Update for Bay County. The order can be inspected or copied at District Headquarters, 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333-9700, (850)539-5999. Contact: April Murray, Agency Clerk. Order No. 14-002 is also available at www.nwfwmd.state.fl.us/rmd/water_supply_planning/region_III_wsp.html.

    The District conducts regional water supply planning in accordance with Section 373.709, Florida Statutes. The 2014 Region III Regional Water Supply Plan Update concludes that existing sources of water are adequate to supply water for existing and future reasonable-beneficial uses and to sustain water resources and related natural systems through 2035 and also acknowledges vulnerability of the main water source for Bay County, Deer Point Lake Reservoir, to coastal storm surge impacts. The plan identifies water resource and water supply development projects that address water supply reliability and resource sustainability. The primary water supply development project identified is development of an upstream intake for surface water supply near the mouth of Econfina Creek, upstream from potential storm surge impacts.

    Any person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the District’s action may petition for an administrative hearing pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Petitions must be filed in accordance with the requirements of Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code, and filed with the Agency Clerk of the District within 21 days of notice of final District action. For additional filing instructions contact April Murray or visit the District website at http://www.nwfwmd.state.fl.us/rmd/water_supply_planning/region_III_wsp.html. Mediation is available as allowed under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes. Pursuing mediation does not affect the right to an administrative hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.

    Pursuant to section 120.68, Florida Statutes, a party who is adversely affected by final District action may seek judicial review by filing a notice of appeal or petition for review pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the First District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and filing a second copy with the District’s Agency Clerk within 30 days after entry of the order being appealed.

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