The purpose and effect of this rulemaking is to comply with the requirements set forth in s. 373.0465(2)(d), F.S., enacted during the 2016 legislative session. The rulemaking will provide for uniform rules for consumptive use permitting within the ...  

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    62-41.300Central Florida Water Initiative Area, Scope of Rule

    62-41.301Central Florida Water Initiative Area, Uniform Conditions for Issuance of Permits

    62-41.302Central Florida Water Initiative Area, Supplemental Applicant’s Handbook

    62-41.303Central Florida Water Initiative Area, Variances to the Uniform Rules

    62-41.304Central Florida Water Initiative Area, Uniform Process for Setting Minimum Flows and Minimum Water Levels and Water Reservations

    62-41.305Central Florida Water Initiative Area, Applicability of the Dover/Plant City and Southern Water Use Caution Area Recovery Strategies

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of this rulemaking is to comply with the requirements set forth in paragraph 373.0465(2)(d), F.S., enacted during the 2016 legislative session. The rulemaking will provide for uniform rules for consumptive use permitting within the Central Florida Water Initiative Area. This will impact consumptive use applicants and permittees within the Central Florida Water Initiative Area, which includes all of Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole Counties, and southern Lake County, as designated by the Central Florida Water Initiative Guiding Document of January 30, 2015, available online at http://cfwiwater.com/pdfs/CFWI_Guiding_Document_2015-01-30.pdf.

    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: The rulemaking will provide for uniform rules for application within the Central Florida Water Initiative Area on the following topics: 1. A single, uniform definition of the term “harmful to the water resources” consistent with the term’s usage in s. 373.219, F.S.; 2. A single method for calculating residential per capita water use; 3. A single process for permit reviews; 4. A single, consistent process, as appropriate, to set minimum flows and minimum water levels and water reservations; 5. A goal for residential per capita water use for each consumptive use permit; and 6. An annual conservation goal for each consumptive use permit consistent with the regional water supply plan. In addition, the rule will include a process by which the agency may grant variances to the uniform rules based on unique circumstances or hydrogeological factors that make application of the uniform rules unrealistic or impractical. Finally, the rule will include existing recovery strategies within the Central Florida Water Initiative Area adopted before July 1, 2016. The recovery strategies meeting that description are the Dover/Plant City and Southern Water Use Caution Area Recovery Strategies.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 373.026, 373.0421, 373.0465, 373.219, FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 373.0421, 373.0465, 373.219, 373.223, FS.

    A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

    DATE AND TIME: April 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

    PLACE: DEP Central District Office, Conference Rm. A, 3319 Maguire Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32803.

    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: Kristine Morris, Kristine.P.Morris@dep.state.fl.us 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).

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Kristine Morris, Kristine.P.Morris@dep.state.fl.us, (850)245-3139, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399.

     

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.