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||Notice of meeting scheduled on Sept. 16, 1975
||Notice of meeting scheduled on Sept. 16, 1975 to begin an in-depth look at the current water resources situation in Florida, including "Proposed Subject Matters To Be Included In a Study Of The Florida Water Management Districts."
||Aug. 29, 1975
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Box 3, Folder 3C ( LEGISLATION - BOX 3, FOLDER 3 ), Item 63
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
v 44 p., COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOUR 'S AND CONSERVATION
% \414 Senate Office bding r-
f //. Tallahassee, Florida 32304
.. ,, 904/488-1710
^ SENATOR PHILIP D. LEWIS, G l4^ A 5 6
SENATOR GUY SPICOLA,-VrCf C/1A IRMA N
o ,C -SENATORS CHILDERS, HENDERSON, JOHNSTON, J. LANE,
J. THOMAS, V.OGT, AND-WINN .
August 29, 1975
Mr. Derrill S. McAteer, Chairman
Southwest Florida Water Management District
P. O. Box 1072
Brooksville, Florida 33512
Dear Mr. McAteer:
The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Conserva-
tion is beginning an in-depth look at the current water
.....resources situation in Florida, including a review of
administrative, fiscal and organizational problems fac-
ing the water management districts. To begin, the com-
mittee has scheduled a meeting for September 16, 1975
from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Room H, Senate Office
I would appreciate it sincerely if you and your Execu-
tive Director, Donald R. Feaster, would plan to make a
presentation at this meeting.
Attached is a list of subject matters the committee is
considering for inclusion in its study for your guidance.
Please be prepared to discuss any of the topics on the
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
cc:1Mr. Donald R. Feaster
Mr. Howard Walton
DEMPSEY I. BARRON ALAN TRASK JOE BROWN JOHN D. MELTON
President President Pro Tempore Secretary Sergeant at Arms
PROPOSED SUBJECT MATTERS
TO BE INCLUDED IN A
STUDY OF THE
SFLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS
1. Make up of the Governing Boards of the districts and basin boards,
including method of selection, residency requirements and terms
2. Responsibilities and authorities of the districts and basin boards.
3. Major activities of the districts including:
a. Regulatory activity
b. Interagency activity
c. Data collection activities
d. Sponsorship of public work projects, both construction and
operation and maintenance.
4. Future financial needs of Lhe disticLt d.nd their principal activities.
5. Funding capabilities from all sources of the two older districts.
6. Study the population of the districts by basin and by county and
assessed valuation of counties in the districts and basins.
7. Study boundary lines of present six districts and compare with the
proposed new district boundary lines.
8. Within the districts, study the major ground and surface water
dividers to help determine the need for basins and where they should
9. Relationship between the Department of Environmental Regulation
and the Water Management Districts.
10. Study problems arising from the transfer of the districts to the
Department of Environmental Regulation as it relates to:
a. Public works contracts
b. Corps of Engineers contracts
c. Third party contracts for operation and maintenance
d. Transfer of Personnel
e. Continuous operation and maintenance
f. Continuity of regulation
g. Hold Harrless Agreements as a public liability
h. Contracts with the United States Geological Survey
i. Water Supply Authorities.
opposed Subject Matters continued
water Management Districts
11. Decision of Auditor General to discontinue auditing the accounts
of the Water Management Districts.
12. Coordination of water management programs with local government.
13. Compatibility of the Water Management Districts' projects with
the State Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
14. Development and status of the State Water Use Plan.
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