Title: Memorandum on State Water Policies
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Title: Memorandum on State Water Policies
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Publication Date: October 15, 1980
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 2, Folder 3A ( STATE WATER POLICY ), Item 34
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00051044
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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17X.01 Declaration and Intent

.02 Definition

.03 Water Use

.04 Water Supply

.05 Water Conservation

.06 Water Quality

.07 Flood Prevention and Control

.08 Wetlands Protection and Floodplain Management

.09 Water Projects

10 Implementation


M E M 0 R A N U M

TO: J. William McCartney

FROM: Rich McWi liams

DATE: October 15, 19U0

SUBJECT: State Water Puli`ies

A draft Starp Water Policy docu,.,nt was recently developed by
the Department of environmentall Regulation and circulated to the water
management districts. Subsequently, conferences were held to allow the
district board chairmen and executive directors to discuss the document
with Secretary Varn. A second draft of the document is expected by the
end of October.

In our opinion, the existing draft of state water policies has many
worthwhile and desirable features. However, water management by district
governing boards needs more emphasis in the draft, as well as the foTToyinq
examples of suggested changes:

Statutory authority for most of the policies should be more
carefully defined.

The policy allowing preemption of an existing water use by one
that might be somewhat more "reasonable-beneficial" needs further

The policy calling for establishment of a saltwater barrier line,
statewide and strictly enforced, may call for efforts that are
currently premature in some areas.

Retroactive corrective -ctions regarding stormwater r',noff and
floodplain protection are required by several of the policies;
however, responsibility for carrying out the activities is not.

The policy requiring financing of water resources projected by
"these most directly benefited" could reslit in conflicting

There are other parts of the policy document that could also stana
some clarification or further investigation of possible ramifications.
However, it is far easier to point out potential faults than it is to
develop a document like this one. We recognize the work thai has gone inti
it and think that, for the most part, the policies are needed and workable -
and will become more so in later drafts.


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