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Permitting

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Notice of Proposed Rule

Statewide environmental resource permit consistency rulemaking

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The St. Johns River Water Management District has proposed amendments to the rules listed below. These rules were last amended on October 1, 2013, to make them consistent with section 373.4131, Florida Statutes, which required the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in coordination with the five water management districts to develop statewide environmental resource permitting rules. The purpose and effect of this rulemaking will be to make corrections and provide clarifications that have been identified as necessary since October 1, 2013. The Governing Board approved publication of Notices of Proposed Rule at its November 10th meeting, and the notices were published in the Florida Administrative Register on November 24, 2015.

Rules (Posted on 12-8-2015)

Applicant’s Handbook ( Posted on 11-2-2015 )

Notice of Rule Development

40C-3 Cleanup and Streamlining

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule will be to: (1) update and properly incorporate references to the rules and forms of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP); (2) clarify existing rules; and (3) streamline the permitting process and reduce regulatory burdens while protecting water resources. Part of the streamlining will include the creation of 40C-3.042 to allow a single water well construction permit for multiple wells. The District also plans to repeal 40C-3.507.

Notice of rule development document

Consumptive use permitting consistency

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: In 2012 through mid-2014, the St. Johns River Water Management District (District), along with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other water management districts, engaged in statewide rulemaking to increase consistency in the consumptive use permit (CUP) programs. That rulemaking was commonly referred to as the “CUPcon” rulemaking. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment to rule 40C-1.603, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), is to make conforming amendments based on the proposed changes to Chapter 40C-2, F.A.C., and make corrections and clarifications. The purpose and effect of the new proposed amendments to rules in Chapter 40C-2, F.A.C., will be to: (1) clean up “glitches” inadvertently created during the CUPcon rulemaking; (2) clarify existing rules; (3) create additional streamlining; and (4) reduce regulatory burdens while protecting water resources.

On September 8, 2015, the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District held a rule adoption hearing on the CUPcon Cleanup rulemaking. At the hearing, the Board approved further revisions to the proposed rules. The rule changes are scheduled to become effective on November 3, 2015. The revised rules are listed below.

Minimum flows and levels

Description

Document Link

Rule No.:40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title: Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Prevatt and Sylvan Lake) (Posted on 1-7-2014)

Blue Dot  Presentation from Feb. 25, 2014, rule workshop (Posted on 2-26-2014)

Description: The proposed rule amendment will be to amend the established minimum water levels for Lake Prevatt in Orange County and Sylvan Lake in Seminole County pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes.

Rule No.:40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title: Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Apshawa North and Lake Apshawa South) (Posted on 1-7-2014)

Blue Dot  Presentation from Feb. 25, 2014, rule workshop (Posted on 2-26-2014)

Description: The proposed rule amendment will be to amend the established minimum water levels for Lake Apshawa North and Lake Apshawa South in Lake County pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes.

Rule No.:40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title: Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Silver Springs and the Silver River) (Posted on 1-7-2014)
The April 22, 2014, public workshop is postponed.

Description: The proposed rule amendment will be to adopt minimum water levels and flows for Silver Springs and the Silver River in Marion County pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes.

Rule No.:40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title: Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (lower Ocklawaha River and lakes Apopka, Beauclair, Dora, Eustis, Griffin and Harris) (Posted on 1-7-2014)

Description: The proposed rule amendment will be to adopt: (1) minimum water levels and flows for the lower Ocklawaha River at State Road 40, and (2) minimum water levels for the following lakes in the following counties: Apopka (Lake and Orange counties), Beauclair (Lake and Orange counties), Dora (Lake County), Eustis (Lake County), Griffin (Lake County), and Harris (Lake County) pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes.

Public meetings

The St. Johns River Water Management District announces public meetings to which all persons are invited.

  • DATE AND TIME: Feb. 3, 2016, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Feb. 4, 2016, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • PLACE: Maitland Service Center, 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite 200 (Wekiva Room) Maitland, FL 32751.
  • GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The St. Johns River Water Management District is seeking public input as part of its work to develop minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin (UORB), including lakes Apopka, Beauclair, Dora, Eustis, Harris and Griffin, in Lake, Marion and Orange counties. The District has initiated formal peer review of the UORB hydrologic model (HSPF — Hydrological Simulation Program—Fortran). The models, supporting documents, and peer review panel and stakeholder review comments regarding these models and documents can be accessed using the following link: http://www.floridaswater.com/minimumflowsandlevels/upper_ocklawaha_peer_review.html.

The primary purpose of these workshops will be for the peer reviewers to work together to collectively develop a single peer-review report regarding the UORB hydrologic model. The District invites stakeholders to participate in these public workshops on February 3 and 4, to discuss all peer review panel and stakeholder comments received.

NOTE: One or more members of the District’s Governing Board or Harris Chain of Lakes Restoration Council may attend this meeting.

Date

Time

Information

Contact

Feb. 3, 2016

9 a.m.
–4 p.m.

The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a meeting to discuss comments received on the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin hydrologic model. The meeting will be held at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Maitland Service Center, 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite 200, Maitland, FL 32751. Agenda for UORB Lakes Model Review Workshop I.

Andrew Sutherland
(386) 329-4201
asutherl@sjrwmd.com

Feb. 4, 2016

9 a.m.
–4 p.m.

The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a meeting to discuss comments received on the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin hydrologic model. The meeting will be held at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Maitland Service Center, 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite 200, Maitland, FL 32751. Agenda for UORB Lakes Model Review Workshop I.

Andrew Sutherland
(386) 329‑4201
asutherl@sjrwmd.com

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