January 20, 1983
TO: P. M. DOORIS, Environmental Manager
FROM: KAREN A. LLOYD, Attorney, Coordination & Research
RE: Outline of Existing Lake Level Procedure
Attached is the revised outline of the existing lake level
procedure. The changes made should incorporate your concerns
as stated in the memo of January 18, 1983, to W. D. Courser
and those conveyed to me in our discussion.
Please feel free to contact me with any other concerns in this
cc: W. D. Courser
D. F. Richters
R. D. Gant
J. E. Curren
J. T. Ahern
G. W. Kuhl
L. M. Blain
M. K. Ogden.
TO: GOVERNING BOARD OF SWFWMD
FR: L. M. BLAIN, General Counsel 'P0
OUTLINE OF EXISTING PROCEDURES FOR LAKE LEVEL RULE O
1. Staff completes a study and recommendation for proposed la e
2. Staff advises affected Basin Board that they are preparing to
hold a workshop for the purpose of establishing a lake level
for a lake or lakes in that basin. The staff continues to
keep the Basin Board informed throughout the proceedings.
3. Staff holds informal a.wlk with interested parties, pre-
pares a proposed rule amendment, then requests the Governing
a. initiate the rule amendment
b. designate a Board member to serve as Hearing Officer to
preside at a lake level workshop and public hearing on
specified dates and places.
4. Notices of the workshop and public hearing are published in
Florida Administrative Weekly. Notices are also sent by cer-
tified mail to landowners requesting such notice.
5. The workshop is held. Sometimes a Govering Board member
attends. At other times the workshop is conducted by staff
6. If more than one workshop session is needed, the workshop is
recessed to a time certain (to avoid giving a second notice,)
or subsequent workshops are scheduled, noticed and held.
7. The public hearing is then held with a Governing Board member
presiding as Hearing Officer.
8. After the public hearing the Hearing Officer prepares (or has
prepared) a Recommended Order for consideration by the
Governing Board. The Recommended Order contains Findings of
Fact, Conclusions of Law and a Recommended Order.
9. The Governing Board considers the Recommended Order and takes
action. This usually includes adopting a final order
setting forth levels and adopting a rule amendment placing
the adopted levels into District rules.
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