EXAC'1 WORDING REGARDING RULES RENUMBERING
Board of Governors Meeting -- March 2, 1977
LMB: We have been working with DER and the other water management districts in
trying to come up with a uniform numbering system and get our rules as uni-
form as possible. This has involved many meetings, but at the last meeting
we had probably the strongest argument that we've ever had -- that is a sug-
gestion by DE R that our rules numbers be changed from 16-J to 17 something
because that happens to be DER. At that time we felt that it was more appro-
priate that the water management districts if their numbers are to be changed
--that they should all be in a section similar to the regional planning agencies
and that should perhaps be about number 32 or 33 as a prefix. Then that gives
us a home forever instead of continuing to have to change numbers. At that
time I was challenged as to what authority I had to say we'd rather be there
and so now I'm coming to this Board and asking you -- "do you care where you
are with your numbers ?" Now the reasoning for not putting it under 17 is each
chapter of the rules is fed by a different agency and it was felt that it's inappro-
priate to have ours put under DER so that part of it was passed by one board,
part of them are passed by the Secretary, and part of them are passed by the
different water management boards. I'd like your support in saying that we
w ant a new section so that the water management district rules are laid to
rest in one place sometime in the future.
NB J: How much reprinting would that require ?
LMB: They're going to have to be reprinted anyway at the present time because we're
going to be rearranging the numbers of the rules.
DSM: But that's not ready to be done yet.
LMB: No, that still will come before you, but I merely want to go back and convey to
them -- "yes, we want a separate section for the water management districts. "
DSM: We have to concur with Mr. Blain's request because of the uniformity which we
could establish with the other water management districts rather than with just
DER would be my position. So unless there's objection we will stick on our 16-J
numbering system. Mr. Vest is very....
LMB: Mr. Vest if you would convey....
DSM: Raise it all the way up, don't just raise it a little bit up.
BV: Mr. Chairman, as you leave I might add that the letter has already gone to the
Secretary of State's Office making those changes. So as far as I know the letters
went out day before yesterday and the Secretary of State has already agreed to
make those changes.
LMB: To what numbers ?
BV: The water management districts will appear as Chapter 17-1 A, B, C, D and E
LMB: Mr. Chairman that's a good example of where you've been done in by DE R with-
out being notified about it and since Mr. Vest is our new leader I think we ought
to express to him our complete displeasure in the way they're doing it.
BV: I think it's not exactly that way, I understand that your Chairman had a conversa-
tion on this matter with the Secretary as did the South Florida Chairman, and
there has been a letter written to you to that effect.
RM: Is DER paying for all the reprint ?
BV: I'm not sure about that, I believe that comes out of the Secretary of State's
budget -- I'm not sure.
RM: Anything else on that subject Mr Blain?
LMB: As I understand it, the Board says you want a separate section, separate
chapter, so we will pursue that avenue regardless of what letter might have
BV: I will convey the displeasure.
RM": Any other item under administrative matters ?
LMB L. M. Blain
NBJ N. Brooks Johns
DSM D. S. McAteer
BV Banks Vest
RM Robert Martinez