PURPOSE: The purpose of this rulemaking is to amend Chapter 40E-61, F.A.C., which governs specified basins within the District which are integral to operation, maintenance and protection of District water resources. The rules of the Chapter name and adopt "Works of the District" canals, water control structures, rights-of-way, lakes and streams and other water resources for which the District has responsibility or owns. The rules establish criteria to ensure that use of or connection to the named works or lands are compatible with the District's ability to carry out the objectives of legislative declarations of policy in Sections 373.016 and 373.451 - 373.4595, F.S. In 2016, the Florida Legislature amended Section 373.4595, F.S., the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program (NEEPP), directing the District to revise Chapter 40E-61, F.A.C., to provide a water quality monitoring program for nonpoint source dischargers not implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Northern Everglades Watersheds, as required by Section 403.067, F.S.
STATUS: The Governing Board will consider staff's recommendation to authorize publication of a Notice of Rule Development in the Florida Administrative Register during a public meeting on Oct. 13, 2016. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the headquarters for the South Florida Water Management District in West Palm Beach, Florida. The meeting agenda will be posted at sfwmd.link/SFWMDmtgs.
Regulatory Peer Review Forum
The Regulatory Peer Review Forum was implemented in March of 1996 and focuses on regulatory issues. Members of the Peer Review Group include representatives from local and state governments, as well as representatives of firms who regularly submit permit applications for projects. These representatives provide input on questions, concerns, and proposed improvements to those parts of the regulatory process which relate to environmental resource permitting.
An invitation is extended to anyone who wishes to share perspectives on all aspects of the permitting process in order that the Regulation Division can better serve the public.
If you have any questions, please contact Tony Waterhouse email@example.com (561) 682-6867
A 2009 amendment to Chapter 373 of the Florida Statutes delegates to executive directors at the state's five water management districts the authority to approve permit applications related to water resources and the environment. To ensure continuing public involvement, the South Florida Water Management District is strengthening its commitment to transparency and open government by increasing public access to its permitting process via Monthly Regulatory Meetings held for the public.
NOTE: These meetings were canceled:
November 21, 2012
July 18, 2012
If you wish to participate in Public Meetings to discuss Regulatory Matters but cannot attend them in West Palm Beach, you can interact and provide comments during video-conferences at these service centers.