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Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
1:00 PM
Address:
Suwannee River Water Management District
9225 CR 49

Live Oak, FL 32060
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Florida Department of Environmental Protection - LSFI MFL Rule Development Workshop

Thursday, October 14, 2021

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of rule development is to strike the previously-adopted minimum flows for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs (LSFIR) and adopt new minimum flows for the LSFIR and any associated recovery and prevention strategy. The minimum flows for the LSFIR and any associated recovery and prevention strategy will generally affect consumptive use permittees and may affect applicants for surface water management permits in all applicable water management districts without the need for further rulemaking by the water management districts.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RULE NOS.: RULE TITLES: 62-42.200 Definitions 62-42.300 Minimum Flows and Levels and Recovery and Prevention Strategies 

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of rule development is to strike the previously-adopted minimum flows for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs (LSFIR) and adopt new minimum flows for the LSFIR and any associated recovery and prevention strategy. The minimum flows for the LSFIR and any associated recovery and prevention strategy will generally affect consumptive use permittees and may affect applicants for surface water management permits in all applicable water management districts without the need for further rulemaking by the water management districts. 

SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: The proposed rule will include minimum flows for the LSFIR and any associated recovery or prevention strategy required by section 373.0421, F.S. The LSFIR includes 6 Outstanding Florida Springs as defined by 373.802(4), F.S., and is therefore subject to 373.805, F.S. 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 373.026(7), 373.036, 373.042, 373.043, 373.171, 373.802, 373.805, F.S. 

LAW IMPLEMENTED: 373.036, 373.042, 373.0421, 373.709, 373.802, 373.805, F.S. 

A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW: DATE AND TIME: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m. 

PLACE: Suwannee River Water Management District, Suwannee Room, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 A weblink may be available upon request for viewing purposes only.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Stefani Weeks at (850)245-3139. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). 

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Stefani Weeks, Stefani.Weeks@floridadep.gov, (850)245-3139. THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.