"-. -: =' .s been investigating problems associated with the
=- .r.:'s wacer w.ll program.. There have been several meetings
eR-:-~sr -ER and WMD legal and technical personnel and with repre-
se_-:.z:iTeS of industry. In general, the problems can be divided
i :--= i roups, those dealing with Ch. 373 F.S. and those with
7-- F.-.C. At a minimum, discussion should be directed on
r:, wfing items:
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"roTlems: (1) Lack of clear delineation of responsibilities
between DER and the WMD's.
(2) Lack of an effective, statewide, enforcement
(3) No well permitting program within the SFWMD.
(1) Formally delegate the enforcement
provisions of 373.323(8) to WMD's.
(2) Restrict DER enforcement responsibility
to the administrative act of pulling a
well contractor's license upon receipt
of a letter signed by a WMD Executive
Director or Board Chairman.
(3) Prepare and distribute to WMD's an
enforcement "primer" prepared by DER
(4) Strengthen the enforcement provisions
of 373 through an amendment requiring
that well contractors be bonded
(5) Eliminate unwarranted "exemptions" such
as sand point wells' and test borings
by amending 373 (Attachments #2,3).
(6) Rewrite format of well completion report
forms so that they are sent directly to
WMD's rather than Tallahassee.
(7) Strongly encourage the SFWMD to initiate
a well permitting program at the earliest
(1) Impact of Grouting exemption for cable tool
contractors not known.
(2) Technical questions concerning minimum casing
thickness requirements per 17-21.
(3) 17-21 difficult for many contractors to under-
(4) Lack of forum for changes to 17-21.
(5) Statewide uniformity for well advisory boards.
(1) -Redraft 17-21 to address (1), (2), and
(3) above and iold second workshop
between DE?., O'3s, and well contrac-
tors to discuss.
(2) Prepare ill s- ared booklet covering
17-20 an17-207-21 for distribution to
(3) Cooperate with F"I A in obtaining federal
support for a =riller training program.
(4) Create technical advisory board con-
sisting of DER, OMD's and Industry
representatives to periodically
review and revise 17-20 and 17-21.
(5) Revise 17-21 to insure that well
advisory boards are created within
1 373.324 Bond Requirement. -
2 (1) Sond must be provided Each applicant, upon
3 notification of his compliance with all other requirements
4 for aiwater well cohtracor' s licehse, shall furnish the
5 Divisionof Environmental Permitting with a $10,000 bond
6 made payable to the Governor of Florida or his'successor
7 in office. The bond shall be conditioned on the applicant
8 faithfully and correctly complying with the requirements
9 of all laws, rules and regulations recognized by the
10 Department of Environmental Regulation as dealing with
11 construction or abandonment of wells in Florida. The bond
12 shall be written and issued by a surety company authorized
13 to do business in the State of Florida. Said bond may be
14 used to correct any violation as determined through the pro-
15 cedutes specified in| Seditod 373.31t9 above. Failure to ob-
16 tain or maintain the prescribed bond *hall be cause rfor
17 either revocation of the license, or refusal to issue a
18 license renewal. Notification in writing of any change,
19 modifieatibn, revoation or cancellation of said abnd by
20 such aurety company, mutt be given to the State i Florida,
21 Department of Environmental Regulation or its successor by
22 said surety company, in writing, at least 15 days prior to
23 any such change, modification, revocation or cancellation.
CO,:NG: Wirc.s underlined ar.? additions; words in
s.-iek-r.---e s type are dele:ions from ex-sting law.
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AMENDENT TO CHAPTER 373.303
1 (6) "Well" means any excavation that is drilled, cored,
2 bored, washed, driven, dug, jetted, or otherwise constructed
3 when the intended use of such excavation is for the location,
4 acquisition, development, or.artificial recharge of ground-
5 watFer but such term does .not inclu4 sand-peint-wm-s-as:
6 herein-de ine47--r any wells for the purpose of obtaining
Sor prospecting cor oil, natural gas, minerals, or products
gs of mining or quarrying,, or inserting media to dispose of
9 oil brines or to repressure oil- or natural gas-bearing
10 formation, or for storing petroleum, natural gas, or other
12 (7) "Water v4l contractor" eans any person, firm, or-:
13 corporation *enaged in. thx jusinss -of constructing .water
14 we la. .
1 (B) "Hel. seal" m1an* an approved arrangement or deVice
16 to prevent contaminants, from entering the well at the upegr
18 (9v-aand-po int-we h-meeans-any- veei-wheh-.a-dtven
19 inte-paee-and-whieh-ees -et-e-pipe-wth-a-tthe
20! perferated-me"at -tbe-er-seeeen-dea ede-to-pem.a t-the
21 s a ;
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3ri-:--tkre-? eyp-r are dale:ions from existing law.
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AMENDR4ENT TO CHAPTER 373.306
1 No person shall construct, repair, abandon, or cause
2 to be constructed, repaired, or abandoned, any water well
3 contrary to the provisions of this' part and applicable
4 rules and regulations. This part shall not apply to
5 equipment used temporarily for dewatering purposes or to
6. the process used in dewntering. No person shall abandon
7 or cause to be abandoned any boring into a water bearing
8 formation contrary to the provisions of this part and
9 applicable rules and regulations.
C;:..: Wr-3 underlined ar.: additions; words in
str--!-?--- type are dela:ions frno exLsting law.
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