Title: Letter: 2/4/1977
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Title: Letter: 2/4/1977
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Letter: 2/4/1977, To: Donald Feaster From: Joseph Landers Jr.
General Note: Box 10, Folder 25 ( SF WMD Quarterly Meetings VOL II - 1977 ), Item 6
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
.2562 EXECUTIVE CENTER CIRC E, EAST
MONTGOMERY BUILDING
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32301
fEUBIN OD. ASKEW JOSEPH W. LANDERS, JR.
GOVERNOR SECRETARY
Febru ry 4, 1977

Mr. Donald R. Feaster
Executive Director
Southwest Florida Water
Management District \
P. 0. Box 457 /
Brooksville, Florida 33512

Dear Don:

Thank you for your participation in our January 20-21 DER/WMD
quarterly meeting. The following items were agreed upon during
our discussions:

S1) The next scheduled quarterly meeting will be held on
March 31 and April 1, in Tallahassee.

2) DER and the Districts will support an amendment to 373
to raise the SJRWMD tax cap.

3) 'DER will support an amendment to 373 requiring that well
contractors be bonded in order to become licensed.

4) Any other amendments to 373 will be opposed by the
Districts and the Department.

5) Both proposed amendments to 298 will be pursued by
the Department.

6) The Department was t6 prepare and present arguments in
support of continued WRDA. funding to Jim Tait of the
Governor's office by January 24th (see attached).

7) The Districts will analyze the cost assessment of the.
implementation of the Auditor General's program audit
rule and submit findings to the Department by February 4.

8) The Department will summarize District findings and
discuss the Program Audit rule with the Auditor General
and the Joint Legislature Audit Committee prior to
March 1.

9) The Districts will review the Department's program audit
summary for accuracy and submit comments to the Department
by February 4.


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Mr. Donald R. Feaster
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February 4, 1977

5) SRWMD expressed concern over an unlicensed contractor
who rents equipment to private individuals for use in
drilling wells.

6) All Districts expressed a desire, and the Department agreed,
to systematically develop a water management funding formula
with the Department prior to the next budget submission.

7) SRWMD feels that their local millage should be no
higher than other districts and wants that position
communicated to the Governor's office.

8) SOFWMD expressed interest in obtaining Lake Restoration
funds for the Lake Kissimmee drawdown, and will consider
submitting such a project to the Department for Lake
Restoration.

9) SOFWMD and SWFWMD expressed concern over a separate office
within the Department for Lake Restoration.

In addition, there was substantial concern expressed by the
Districts regarding poor communication with the Department.
SFWMD in particular was concerned about some of the programs and
philosophy developing within the Department and felt that there
was no focal point, or spokesman, other than the Secretary who
could express Department policy to the Districts. The Department
agreed to further examine the situation.

Please review the above summary carefully and report any in-
accuracies or omissions to Chuck Littlejohn of our Bureau of
Water Resources Management at the earliest possible date.
Sin r ly,



Joeph Landers, Jr.
Secretary

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Enclosures

cc: K. Woodburn
J. Tait
T. Herbert
J. Lewis
V. Tschinkel
J. Bottcher
J. Brindell
R. Caleen
S. Lewis
B. Vest.
B. Oven
E. Whitfield
D. Barrett




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