Title: Memorandum in response to a request for a listing and short description of major problems and policy decisions facing the District -- both in the shor
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April 24, 1981


TO: DONALD R. FEASTER, Executive Director
L. M. BLAIN, General CounselL---
J. R. WEHLE, Interagency Coordinator
W. T. ALLEE, Program Coordinator
M. K. PENMAN, Assistant Interagency Coordinator

FROM: NORMAN P. STOKER, Assistant Executive gir

RE: Call From Ken Woodburn Governor's Office

Ken called and requested that we prepare a listing and short description of
major problems and policy decisions facing the District -- both in the short
and long run. The listing should be in priority order and available as soon
as convenient. The same is being requested of the other districts.

The purpose is to give the Governor better perspective on the problems and
policy decisions facing the districts.

We have tentatively identified the following items and request your
review, comments, recommended additions/deletions, and suggested order
of priority. We plan to discuss this with the Board May 6 and would
appreciate your reply by noon April 29, 1981.

Water Quality what role should the District play in the regulation
of water quality? Should DER delegate total respon-
sibility or some lesser degree or should the present
situation prevail? If delegation should occur, a
timetable and transition procedure should be estab-

Wetlands/Floodplains To what extent should the District become in-
volved in the land use regulation arena? (How would
the recent ruling by the Florida Supreme Court affect
our involvement?)

Land Acquisition How should the purchase of lands required for
authorized ongoing flood control projects, as well
as other lands (multi-purpose, supply and recreation,
and resources protection) deemed necessary to pro-
tect water resource functions, be funded and at what
level? A reliable source of funds must be available
so that project completion is assured.

Water Supply To what extent should the District as a regulatory
body become involved in water supply projects? Should
DWMP be updated and if so, should it be a guide or
regulatory in scope?

Water Shortage/Conservation Increasing demands continue to be placed
on the District's freshwater resource. The anticipated
population increase in this District will certainly be
accompanied by growth pains in the utilities and water
resource areas, particularly along the coast. To what

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Memo to: Donald R. Feaster
From: Norman P. Stoker
Re: Call from Ken Woodburn Governor's Office

extent should mandatory controls be implemented to re-
duce consumption and what criteria should be used? To
what extent should the District get into an educational
effort to encourage the public to use less water?

ROMP/QWIP Both programs are of state-wide impact and relatively costly.
Should the District seek state funding to initiate an
accelerated effort on either or both programs?

Consumptive Use Permits Should all large water users be required to
meter their pumping? If so, should the District pro-
vide some degree of finanical assistance?

Charlotte Harbor Population of this area is expected to increase
rapidly in future years. The District is presently pro-
viding technical assistance to the Charlotte Harbor 380
Committee and is working on forming a regional water
supply system. It also has a regulatory role. Can the
two roles be separated? What should the level of tech-
nical and financial assistance be? Two separate dis-
tricts and three basins are involved?

Project Assistance -Chapter 373 gives Basin Boards considerable discre-
tion on providing financial and other assistance on local
flood control and water supply projects. Should the Gov-
erning Board consider the establishment of guidelines to
encourage uniformity of action?

TRIM What should be done to amend the law to prevent the difficulties
experienced last year in adopting a budget, etc.?

Interface with Regional Planning Councils To what degree should the
districts be involved in providing assistance to Regional
Planning Councils. If the council has the need for water
resource assistance or reviews, should the districts have
the responsibility to provide it? If so, to what degree?

Local Governments Similar to above, to what extent should the local
governments rely on the districts to provide water re-
source assistance or review? Where is the line drawn
between local and district responsibility?

Regional Water Supply Authorities Chapter 373 states that the district
may assist RWSAs in the development of water supplies
upon their request. To what extent should this assistance
be endeavored? If to a great extent, then what is the
role of or need for the RWSA?

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