Legislation adopted to address surface water degradation in
Requires water management districts to design plans and
implement programs for improvement and management of
Promotes statewide research into causes and effects of
water pollution and loss of natural systems.
-Based on need for protection/restoration
*Criteria established by DER
*Water management districts will consider and give priority to:
SFWMD Lake Okeechobee, Biscayne Bay, Indian River Lagoon System
SJRWMD Lake Apopka, Lower St. John's River, Indian River Lagoon System
SWFWMD Tampa Bay ad its tributaries
*Lists due to DER by March 1, 1988
*Priorities approved by DER
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Surface Water Improvement and Management Plans
*Based on priority lists
*Developed in cooperation with DER, FG&FWFC, DNR and local
*Include activity schedules
-Reviewed and updated annually
*Workshops/public hearings held in vicinity of water body
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Governing Boards Encouraged to Appoint Advisory Councils.
These should include:
-Existing advisory councils
-Public who use water body
"Agency on Bay Management" Advisory Council for Tampa Bay
Non-Lapsing SWIM Trust Fund
*FY '88 total $15.5 million
-Approved programs funded 80%/20% (State/WMD)
-Funding proposals submitted to DER by September of
each fiscal year
*No water management district can utilize over 30% of
monies in trust fund
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Taxing Ratios Changed
*From .3/.7 mills (District/Basins)
*To .4/.6 mills (District/Basins)
$500,000 Available for Prioritization in FY 88
Tampa Bay and Tributaries Identified as SWFWMD
*$2 million identified from trust fund
*$500,000 SWFWMD match
-Up to $850,000 for water quality assessment/data
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CONSIDERATION OF THOSE WATER BODIES:
OF REGIONAL OR STATEWIDE SIGNIFICANCE;
IN NEED OF RESTORATION OR CONSERVATION: AND
DEVELOPED IN COOPERATION WITH DER, DNR & FG&FWFC.
BASED ON ESTABLISHED DER CRITERIA.
SUBMITTED TO DER BY MARCH 1,1988.
REVIEWED, UPDATED AND SUBMITTED TO DER ANNUALLY.
DECEMBER-SWIM PRIORITY LIST DEVELOPMENT
DRAFT PRIORITY LIST AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
PRESENTED TO GOVERNING BOARD
JANUARY- REFINE PROPOSED SWIM PRIORITY LIST
HOLD PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
RANK PRIORITIES FOR FY '88 AND FY '89
PRESENT UPDATED DRAFT PRIORITY LIST AND PROPOSED
RANKING TO GOVERNING BOARD FOR REVIEW
FEBRUARY- FINALIZE BACK UP TECHNICAL DATA FOR SWIM PRIORITY LIST
IF NECESSARY, HOLD ADDITIONAL PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
FINALIZE PRIORITY UST
RECOMMEND RANKED PRIORITY LIST TO GOVERNING BOARD
MARCH- SUBMIT SWIM PRIORITY LIST TO DER FOR APPROVAL
APRIL- DER ACCEPTANCE OF PRIORITY LIST
BEGIN PRIORITY PLANNING
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SOLICITED INPUT FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT, STATE AGENCIES AND PUBLIC.
OVER 40 RESPONSES
WORKING LIST OF 65 WATER BODIES
LIMITED ADDITIONAL DATA SUBMITTED
AD HOC COMMITTEE FORMED (DER, DNR, FG&FWFC & SWFWMD).
ASSIGNED DATA GATHERING RESPONSIBILITIES
DEVELOPED AN EVALUATION/RANKING SYSTEM
EVALUATED WATER BODIES
DEVELOPED PROPOSED PRIORITY LIST
DEGREE TO WHICH WATER QUALITY STANDARDS ARE VIOLATED.
NATURE AND EXTENT OF CONDITIONS ADVERSELY IMPACTING WATER
THREATS TO WATER SUPPLIES (AG/URBAN) AND RECREATIONAL
THREATS TO OR NEED FOR LONGTERM PROTECTION OF WATER
BODIES IN GOOD CONDITION.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANS, ORDINANCES AND POLICIES
CONSISTENCY WITH DISTRICT RESTORATION EFFORTS.
FEASIBILITY OF MONITORING SUCCESS.
ECONOMIC/ENVIRONMENTAL FEASIBILITY OF ACCOMPLISHING
RESTORATION OR CONSERVATION.
SWIM PRIORITY LIST
ONGOING DISTRICT/AGENCY PROGRAMS
PROPOSED PROJECTS OF LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE
DEFERRED FROM CONSIDERATION
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