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||Administrative Matters -- District Rules Renumbering
||SWFWMD. Board of Governors. Meeting, March 2, 1977 re: Administrative Matters -- District Rules Renumbering
||March 2, 1977
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Box 5, Folder 18 ( SF Rules, Standardization of Numbering ), Item 38
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MinIsI of the Met:'1 e 0 March 2, *-77
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Department of Environmental Regulation
Mr. Banks Vest of the Department of Environmental Regulation requested
the Chairman's permission to make a statement at this time. Permission
was granted and he stated that first of all he would like the Board to
be aware that he has given notice to DER's present landlord in St.
Petersburg that they will be vacating their offices on May 1, 1977. He
then reported that the Secretary of DER has taken action to clarify the
role of the various segments of DER as far as the relationship with the
water management districts is concerned. He stated that the District
Manager in each water management district is designated as having the
primary responsibility for policy statements regarding the Department to
the water management districts. With regard to SWFIMD Mr. Vest said
that he is now the one who will relate the policy of the Department to
the District. He also introduced Mr. Scott Benyon as the coordinator
for the Southwest District with SWFWMD stating that his primary responsibility
would be to act in Mr. Vest's absence, to advise him regarding District
staff concerns, etc.
Basin Board_ Aopointlnents
At this time Chairman McAteer named Mrs. Thompson as Co-Chairman of the
Pinellas Anclote Basin Board and Mr. Pender as Chairman of the Hillsborough
": Recommendation to Redefine "Works of the District"
7 chairman McAteer announced that unless there was an objection agenda
item 10P, recommendation to redefine "Works of the District" -- Green
Swamp Basin, would be postponed until the April meeting. There was no
Administrative Matters -- District Rules Renumbering
\- 'A Mr. Blain reported that the staff has been working with the Department
of Environmental Regulation and the other water management districts in
San attempt to come up with a uniform numbering system for their rules.
SDER has recently suggested that the District's Rules be changed from 16J
to 17, however, Mr. Blain stated that in his opinion it would be more
appropriate, if the numbers are to be changed, that the water management
\ district rules all be placed in one section, similar to the regional
planning agencies. The Board was in agreement with Mr. Blain that a
N seParate section for all water management district rules would be
appro prate because of the niformity which could be establ ihed. At
is point, Mr. Vest commented that the Secretary of State has already
agreed to make the numbering changes as suggested by DER and the District's
Rules will appear as Chapter 17-1 A, B, C, D and E. Mr. Blain stated
that since the Board desires a separate section for all water management
districts rules, the staff will pursue that avenue regardless of what
has transpired to date. At this point Chairman McAteer left .the meeting
and Vice Chairman Martinez assumed the Chair.
Li tigati on/Legi s ati on
With regard to agenda item 10OR, pending litigation/legislation, Mr.
Blain reported that there has been no change in the status of litigation
since last month. With regard to legislation Senate Bill 312 has been
introduced by Senator Saylor which would amend the District Rules so
that the final budget adopted by the Governing Board would be submitted
to the Governor and Cabinet who would by majority vote approve or disapprove