Title: Letter from Joseph Landers re Renumbering of Chapters 16G, 16H, 16I, 16J and 16K
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Title: Letter from Joseph Landers re Renumbering of Chapters 16G, 16H, 16I, 16J and 16K
Alternate Title: etter from Joseph Landers to Bruce A. Smathers, Secretary of State re Renumbering of Chapters 16G, 16H, 16I, 16J and 16K, Florida Administrative Code with reference to other Districts and codes
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Language: English
Publication Date: February 24, 1977
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 5, Folder 18 ( SF Rules, Standardization of Numbering ), Item 55
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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February 24, 1977



Honorable truce A. Smathers
SSecretary of State
The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32304

Dear Secretary Smathers:

Renumbering of Chapters 16G, 16H, 161,
S16J and 16 Florida Administrative Code
As you know five water management districts were created and
i exist under Chpter 373, Florida 3ater Resources Act of 1972.
Theese water rnagezent districts and their corresponding rule
chapters designated in the Florida Administrative Code, are
as follows:
1. northwest Florida 1ater Manager=ent District;
Chapter 16G-1, et sea., Florida Administrative Code
2. Suwannee River Tater Management District;
Chapter 16C-1, et seq.z, Florida Administrative Code,

Chapter 161-1, et seq., Florida Administrative Code.
4. Southwest Florida Water Mana*gerent District;
Chapters 16J-0, et seIy, Florida Administrative Code.

5. Central and Southern Florida Flood Control
District (South Florida water Manageient District);
Chapter 16K-1, et seq., Florida Administrative Code.
As indicated, these water manacgeent district rules have continued
to utilize the control rules (16) assigned by the Department of
State to the Depa;rtent of Natural Resources.
The Environmental Reorcanization Act of 1975 transferred the
power, duties and functions of the Department of natural Re-
sources relating to water manamcent as set forth in Chapter 373,
! Florida Statutes, to the newly created Departxent of Environ-en tal

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Honorable Bruce A. Smathers
Page Two
February 24, 1977

Regulation (Section 20.261(7), Florida Statutes). The Deprtre;nt
of Environmental Reulation exerciser general supervisory authority
over all water management districts, and is responsible for the
administration of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, at the state
level (Section 373.,26, Florida Statutes). The rules of the
water management districts which administer Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes, at the district level relate to the rules of the De-
partment which effectuate Chapter 37 3, Florida Statutes, through-
ouct the state.t ir apparet that ts e rule should b corr n
in the l.orida ..r.n.straC.xve o.e with the de rt^Gnt rules and
assigned t aphroriat e lepattnr coft roL nusors.u
Accorinl thwst-i s t reorida theater Manae Ant Dstrit

SU ..Chapter 7G-, crT Florida Ad ministrative Cod.







2. Suwannee River iater IanageIent District;
eaca3 oSt. Johns Riveror activtr anaeent Disti t
to .aChapter 11 a ett, -"- Florid alphiistrative, h shCo
follow c' n t ro_.. f 17. T'a:e folowing nziabers .. are suggested:


4, Sorthwest Florida Water Management District;
Chapter 17JG-, et sea., Florida Administrative Code.


3. St. Johns River 1-iater .anagceent District;
Chapter 171-1, et se_,p Florida Acdinistrative Code.
4. Southwest Florida -,ater Management District;
Chapters 17J--0, et seq., Florida Adlnistrative Code.

5. Central and Southern Florida Flood Control
District (South Florida Water Management District);
Chapter 17K-1, et se., Florida Administrative Code.
Apparently, the Dep-artment of Iatural Resources wishes to use
the chapter nuibers now utilized by the water nanageI:ient districts
for designating new department rules which it expects to pror.ulgate.
"Additionally, it follows that the renu-bering and subsequent re-
locating of the water management district rules are necessary to
effectuate the legislative intent expressed in the Envirorunental
Reorganization Act of 1975.





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"Honorable Druce Smathers
Page Three
February 24, 1977

I appreciate your continued assistance to our department. Please
contact me if you have any questions concerning this matter.

Sincerely,

./s/Jay

Joseph W. Landers, Jr.
Secretary.
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:c; John R. Maloy
Sonald R. Feaster L/
Clint Schultz
S. Donald O. Morgan
i. s William -IcCartney

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