The purpose and effect of this rulemaking is to incorporate by reference the Well Construction Permitting Agreements Between the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Sarasota County, Manatee County, and the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, which were recently approved by the District’s Governing Board. These Agreements memorialize and continue the long-standing delegation by the District of the well construction permitting program in Sarasota, Manatee, and Marion Counties. The Agreements are effective June 1, 2016, and expire May 31, 2021, unless terminated earlier. The amendment of this rule to incorporate these Agreements by reference maintains the regulatory status quo for well construction permitting in Sarasota, Manatee and Marion Counties.