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Permitting

Rules in development

Notice of Proposed Rule

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Notice of Rule Development

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.

Notice of Rule Workshop

On April 29, 2015, the St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a rule workshop on proposed CUPcon cleanup and streamlining amendments to Chapter 40C-2, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the Applicant’s Handbook, Consumptive Uses of Water, and Rule 40C-1.603, F.A.C. The meeting will be held at District headquarters, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL. People who cannot attend in person may attend via conference call by dialing (888) 670‑3525. Enter the participant passcode (1826976804#) when prompted. To join the meeting by computer, tablet or smartphone and view the presentation, click this access link. For information, contact Wendy Gaylord at (386) 326‑3026 or wgaylord@sjrwmd.com.

Presentation from April 29, 2015, rule workshop (Posted on 4-30-2015)

Drafts of the proposed amendments to Chapter 40C-2, F.A.C., the Applicant’s Handbook, Consumptive Uses of Water, and Rule 40C-1.603, F.A.C. are now available here:

Forms:

Statewide environmental resource permit consistency rulemaking

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The St. Johns River Water Management District gives notice that it is initiating rulemaking to amend 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.

Public workshop, webinar

The District held a public workshop at 2:30 p.m., March 12, at District headquarters, Governing Board room, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL, as part of rulemaking. A webinar was available for those who could not attend in person.

Rules (Posted on 2-11-2015)

Applicant’s Handbook ( Posted on 2-26-2015 )

Minimum flows and levels

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

Rule Title: Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Como, Banana Lake, Little Lake Como, and Lake Trone in Putnam County) (Posted on 9-30-2014)

Description: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule amendment will be to revise the established minimum surface water levels for Lake Como, Banana Lake, Little Lake Como, and Lake Trone in Putnam County.

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

Rule Title: Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Melrose in Putnam County, Lake Norris in Lake County, and Lake Purdom in Volusia County) (Posted on 6-4-2014)

Description: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule amendment will be to revise the established minimum surface water levels for Lake Melrose in Putnam County, Lake Norris in Lake County, and Lake Purdom in Volusia County.

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.

Scientific peer review site visit

The St. Johns River Water Management District will conduct site visits to familiarize peer reviewers with the field sites in advance of performing the scientific peer review for minimum lake levels proposed for Lake Apopka, the Harris Chain-of-Lakes and Lake Yale. The first site visit is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 28, and will begin at Lake View Park boat ramp, 31 Garden Ave., Winter Garden, FL (see map link below). Prior to boat departure on April 28, a 45 minute briefing of the basin history, hydrologic modeling and minimum flows and levels data collection will be presented at the Lake View Park boat ramp. The second site visit is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 29, and will begin at Herlong Park boat ramp, 700 North Boulevard E, Leesburg, FL 34748 (see map link below). Although prior notification is not required, those who wish to participate in the boating portion of the field trip are asked to notify Sonny Hall at (386) 329-4368 or shall@sjrwmd.com in advance of the trip to allow for better capacity planning. An itinerary is available from Sonny Hall.

Notes:

  • To maximize the opportunity for public attendance on the boat tours, the District asks that each participating group limit themselves to one representative. Participants should bring their own lunch, hat, sun glasses, rain gear, sunscreen and insect repellent for both days. Wear shoes that you do not mind getting wet. The District will have a cooler with extra water both days.
  • Driving directions displayed in the Google Maps web links provided are suggestions; actual driving routes may vary.
  • In the event that the number of participants exceeds the reasonable boat seating capacity provided by the District, the boat tour will be cancelled and the tour will be completed as a driving tour.
  • One or more members of the District’s Governing Board or Harris Chain-of-Lakes Restoration Council may attend this meeting.

DATE AND TIME: April 28, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
PLACE: Lake View Park boat ramp (31 Garden Avenue, Winter Garden, FL 34787) located on the southeast shore of Lake Apopka.
Map link

DATE AND TIME: April 29, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
PLACE: Herlong Park boat ramp (700 North Boulevard E, Leesburg, FL 34748) on U.S. 441, located at the south end of Lake Griffin.
Map link

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4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177
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