Title: SWFWMD(R) Board of Governors. Meeting, August 19, 1981. Minimum Rates of Flow and Minimum Water Levels to be discussed at a future meeting. 1p.
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OCT1 5 1981
Minutes of the Meeting August 19, 1981
Regulatory Committee Page Two

At approximately 10:15 a.m., Chairman Campbell opened the Public Workshop by
welcoming those present and inviting all to participate. He then introduced
the Regulatory Committee members, including Mr. Stephens who arrived in time
for the Workshop, and District staff to the audience. Chairman Campbell then
turned the meeting over to Mr. Kuhl.

Mr. Kuhl stated the meeting was intended to be informal and basically to pro-
vide an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions and bring matters
relating to the regulatory process before the Committee.

New CUP Application Forms
Copies of the new application forms were distributed to the audience, and
Mr. Kuhl explained the forms are basically the same with the exception of
renewals. If there is no change in impacts, pumping patterns, etc., the
applicant would only fill out the first part of the form. This will cut
down paperwork for all concerned. Also, the new application form has been
broken down into three parts: agricultural, public supply and industrial,
thus simplifying it further. In addition, Mr. Kuhl explained that the Dis-
trict has revised the rule concerning notification of adjacent property owners
if there is a renewal with no changes. If the application is for a new use,
however, adjacent property owners must still be notified.

Term of the Permit
Mr. Kuhl said District rules provide for up to a 20-year permit. At this
point, it is felt that taking a 10-year permit is the best approach, however,
there will be exceptions, for either a shorter or longer term permit,
depending on circumstances.

Summer 1981 Water Shortage Status
Mr. Kuhl discussed the water shortage declaration that has been in effect for
the past few months. He said the staff is endeavoring to come up with a stand-
ard plan which would give direction as to the mechanics involved prior to
going into a water shortage, such as, communications, at what point orders
would be issued, generally define hydrologic conditions and recommended
actions. At this time these items are in draft form and will be in a form
in the near future for public comments Mr. Kuhl further stated that al-
though rainfall has increased, there ill a deficit over past years.

Agricultural Permitting Procedure*
Mr. Kuhl explained that the Dist time in the future consider
seasonal permitting as opposed Some type of flow mea-
surement activity is anticip ujs methods which staff
inch wells rather than allowing two-inch wells, thus perhaps eliminating
the problem of private wells going dry around well field areas.
Minimum Rates of Flow and Minimum Water Levels There was some discussion
concerning the District establishing minimum rates of flow and minimum
water levels. This will be discussed further at a future meeting.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 11:30 a.m.


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