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    A routine request to update the approved Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) has been submitted to the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Department of Environmental Protection has determined that the proposed program changes are a routine program change as defined by 15 CFR 923.84. These proposed changes seek to update all statutes which are part of the list of statutes that make up the FCMP. These include: Chapter 161, Florida Statutes (F.S.), Beach and Shore Preservation; Chapter 163, Part II, F.S., Growth Policy; County and Municipal Planning; Land Development Regulation; Chapter 186, F.S., State and Regional Planning; Chapter 252, F.S., Emergency Management; Chapter 253, F.S., State Lands; Chapter 258, F.S., State Parks and Preserves; Chapter 259, F.S., Land Acquisitions for Conservation or Recreation; Chapter 260, F.S., Recreational Trails System; Chapter 267, F.S., Historical Resources; Chapter 288, F.S., Commercial Development and Capital Improvements; Chapter 334, F.S., Transportation Administration; Chapter 339, F.S., Transportation Finance and Planning; Chapter 370, F.S., Saltwater Fisheries; Chapter 372, F.S., Wildlife; Chapter 373, F.S., Water Resources; Chapter 375, F.S., Multipurpose Outdoor Recreation; Land Acquisition, Management, and Conservation; Chapter 376, F.S., Pollutant Discharge Prevention and Removal; Chapter 377, F.S., Energy Resources; Chapter 380, F.S., Land and Water Management; Chapter 381, F.S., Public Health; General Provisions; Chapter 388, F.S., Mosquito Control; Chapter 403, F.S., Environmental Control; and Chapter 582, F.S., Soil and Water Conservation. These proposed changes also seek to update relevant sections of Chapter 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), that are part of the FCMP.

    This routine program change will incorporate relevant statutory changes to the referenced statutes enacted by the Florida Legislature during the 2007 legislative session and the sections of Chapter 9J-5, F.A.C., which are included in the FCMP. Staff has evaluated these changes pursuant to 15 CFR 923.80(c) and concluded that the changes are not amendments to the FCMP. These changes will not result in any substantial change to the enforceable policies or authorities of the FCMP related to uses subject to management, special management areas, boundaries, authorities and organization, or coordination, public involvement and national interest.

    This notice has been sent to affected parties, including affected local governments, state agencies, and regional offices of relevant federal agencies as required by 15 CFR 923.84(b)(2). A list of persons and organizations notified is available for inspection or can be provided at cost upon request from the FCMP.

    Pursuant to 15 CFR 923.84, comments on whether the changes constitute routine program change of the FCMP may be submitted to: John King, NOAA/OCRM, Coastal Programs Division N/ORM3, Suite 11305, 1305 East-West Highway SSMC4, Silver Spring, MD 20910, within 21 days of the date of publication of this notice.

    For more information on this Routine Program Change, please contact: Mr. Danny Clayton, Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000, (850)245-2161.

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