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'j. a| '-THWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DIST CT (REGULATORY) ., j,:1
? */ Brooksville, Florida Novem er 1971 j,0 ,, ,
The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis FT "--
(Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building in Brooksville on
November 10, 1971 at 9:30 a.m. The following persons were present:
Derrill S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Richard Miller, Consulting Engineer
Edward Medard, Secretary Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
John A. Anderson, Treasurer Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
Herman Beville, Asst. Treasurer Donald Feaster, District Engineer
Peter J. Negri, Member Robert Gates, Supt. of Maintenance
Thomas M. Van der Veer, Member Garald G. Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Tom Mullin, Finance & Accounting Div.
Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate Div.
Jake Varn, Staff Attorney
Mrs. Peter Negri, Ocala
Mrs. W. A. Dobbs, Lakeland
Mrs. Lucile Dorr, Lakeland
Herb Hofmann, Lakeland
Richard Fountain, IMCC
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Jack Woodard, Dept. of Natural Resources
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
and the following SWFWMD staff members: Carol Ezell, Hildred Haight, Jean
Mercer, Linda Ryals, and Robert Traxler.
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The minutes of the October 13,
1971 meeting were considered by the members and after study it was moved by
Mr. Bexley and seconded by Mr. Van der Veer that the minutes be approved as
published to the Board. Motion carried.
At the request of Chairman McAteer, Mr. Twachtmann reported on the letter
from the Department of Natural Resources regarding the recent proposed revi-
sion of Chapter 16CC, Florida Administrative Code. He reviewed the progress
of the rules and regulations stating that they had been forwarded to Depart-
ment of Natural Resources and had since undergone further discussion by Col.
Sollohub and the Engineering.Laboratories Forum. The changes which were
recommended by the Forum were notated on copies of the rules and regulations
furnished to the Board and were explained by Mr. Twachtmann. The major
changes recommended were: (1) the exclusion of Engineering Testing Labora-
tories from the definition of a contractor; (2) the review and approval of
all actions taken by the Governing Board against Engineering Testing Labora-
tories by the Florida State Board of Engineer Examiners; and (3) Engineering
Testing Laboratories would be excluded from any rules and regulations which
were in conflict with Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.
Mr. Gibbons then stated that, as defined in Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
the right of the Division of Interior Resources to modify or rescind the
rules and regulations was questionable, although the Governor and the Cabinet,
sitting as the head of the Department of Natural Resources, does have this
right. He further stated that any major changes to the rules and regulations
would require another public hearing.
The Board held a lengthy discussion on the relative merits of revising the
rules and regulations and/or the necessity of holding a new public hearing.
After a full discussion a'motion was made by Mr. Medard, seconded by Mr.
Beville and passed, to send the rules and regulations as presented at the
public hearing on May 12, 1971 to the Secretary of State for filing.
Mrs. Dobbs inquired about a USGS report prepared on the Peace River Peat
Company drainage well. She was told that although the staff had no knowledge
of any such report that if it were in the building she would receive a copy
at the end of the meeting.
Minutes of the Meeting November 10, 1971
-_SWFWMD(R) Board _... Page Two
Mr. Twachtmann reported on the progress of formulation of an order to the
City of St. Petersburg regarding withdrawal from their well fields. There
was considerable discussion concerning the need for a rule, "a rule of
general applicability", to set forth how other areas will be identified
for future regulation. Mr. Twachtmann said the same hydrologic rationale
being used in the area of the St. Petersburg and Pinellas County well fields
could be used District-wide -- that being the "water budget" concept.
After full discussion clarification was made on the Board's instruction of
the previous meeting making it certain that on December 8th two hearings
would be held. The first hearing will consider a rule of general applica-
bility -- to apply District-wide -- to set forth how and when other regula-
tions or orders would be prepared. The second hearing will be specifically
pertaining to the St. Petersburg order.
It was agreed that representatives of the City of St. Petersburg would have
an opportunity to attend a meeting at which the proposed order and the
hydrologic rationale will be explained prior to the public hearing on Decem-
Thesbangeno, uh- :;:c,-,.I b-o.re-t he, Board at that time the
meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
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