PURPOSE: To amend the District's general/procedural rules in Chapter 40E-1, F.A.C., and environmental resource permit rules in Chapter 40E-41, F.A.C., to address comments from the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee (JAPC), and make other minor changes.
BACKGROUND: The District proposes to amend its general/procedural and environmental resource permit rules as follows:
Delete definitions in Rule 40E-1.021, F.A.C., that are redundant of statutes and add applicable rule chapters;
Correct the fee table in Rule 40E-1.607, F.A.C., to delete "Noticed" from "Noticed General Permit" and move fee for the "individual permit for a phase of construction that is consistent with an existing conceptual approval permit" from the major modifications category to the "new applications" category;
Correct a rule reference in Rule 40E-1.6107, F.A.C., and update contact information;
Delete references in Rule 40E-1.615, F.A.C., to repealed rules and replace with applicable statute;
Update contact information and correct the date listed in Rule 40E-1.659, F.A.C., for Form 0483, Request for Surface Water Management, Water Use or Wetland Resource Permit Transfer;
Address comments received from JAPC regarding the incorporation of enforcement guidelines that apply to the environmental resource permitting, consumptive use, and surface water management enforcement programs in Rule 40E-1.702, F.A.C.;
Address comments received from JAPC to update the name of an agency referenced in Rule 40E-41.160, F.A.C; and
Rename, incorporate and provide hyperlinks to Figures referenced in Chapter 40E-41, F.A.C.
STATUS: District staff is seeking authorization to publish a Notice of Rule Development in the Florida Administrative Register to amend the rules as described above. This item is scheduled before the Governing Board:
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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
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