DER'S AUTHORITY UNDER CH. 87-97
The Department's authority under SWIM is clearly set forth in Chapter 87-97.
Specifically, the Department is to:
Powers Related to SWIM Priority Lists.
adopt a rule specifying criteria upon which such lists are to be based. s.
2(1), ch. 87-97
work cooperatively with the wmd's to develop lists of priority water
bodies. s. 2(1), ch. 87-97
approve priority lists prepared by the wmd's s. 2(2), ch. 87-97
Powers Related to SWIM Plans.
establish a uniform format for SWIM plans. s. 2(2), ch. 97-97
cooperate with the wmd's when the wmd's develop SWIM plans pursuant
to the approved priority lists. s. 2(2), ch. 87-97
receive SWIM plans from the WMD's. s. 2(3), ch. 87-97; s. 3(1), ch. 87-97
review SWIM plans and recommend modifications and additions to the
wmd's pursuant to certain criteria. s. 3(2), ch. 87-97
approve SWIM plan schedules for restoration as established by the wmd's.
s. 2(2), ch. 87-97
Powers Related to SWIM Funding.
use the sum of $ 500,000 cooperatively with the wmd's to identify and
prioritize water bodies. s. 2(1), ch. 87-97
cooperate with the wmd's as the wmd's develop funding proposals for
next fiscal year's restoration activities. s. 2(3), ch. 87-97
administer the SWIM Trust Fund. s. 5(1), ch. 87-97
release funds to the wmd's for the wmd's to prepare and implement SWIM
plans. s. 3(3), ch. 87-97
authorize release of funds upon receipt of a wmd resolution. s. 5(2), ch.