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||Memo: Quarterly Meeting-Feb 10-11, 1983
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||Memo: Quarterly Meeting-Feb 10-11, 1983, To: Garl Kuhl From: Shirley White, Feb 17, 1983
||Box 10, Folder 26 ( SF WMD Quarterly Meetings VOL III - 1979-1991 ), Item 9
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February 17, 1983
TO: Gary W. Kuhl, Acting Executive Director ,
FROM: Shirley S. White, Supervisor, Executive Support 'i
RE: Quarterly Meeting February 10 and 11, 1983
The following is a brief summary of my notes of the Quarterly WMD/DER
meeting held on February 11th:
1. Representative Ray Liberti Chairman of the Select Committee on
Growth Management, made thefollowing remarks: (a) Rapid growth in the
State of Florida is expected to have a significant impact on water
management districts' responsibilities. The Legislature recognizes
funding requirements will increase as the water management districts'
role is expanded.
(b) The Growth Management Committee expects to have a proposed bill
relative to water management goals and objectives at its next
meeting. The next meeting was scheduled for March 2 but has since
2. John Wehle advised that DER will continue to provide legislative
information on a weekly basis to the water management districts
until the session starts on April 5, 1983. Jim Lewis will be
preparing the weekly information sheet and Steve Alexander will be
coordinating overall legislative activities for the Department.
3. Ms. Tschinkel reported that the Water Task Force is supportive of
the concept of DER delegation to water management districts. The
Task Force report favors strengthening of water management funding
including the proposal to remove the statutory and constitutional
caps on millage. Governor Graham has also expressed support for
removal of the statutory and constitutional caps.
Ms. Tschinkel said the Water Task Force Report also addresses
hazardous waste and groundwater contamination and recommends improved
laboratory testing and monitoring capabilities. Regional planning
councils and water management districts are encouraged to assist in
locating potential sites for hazardous waste transfer stations.
4. Steve Walker, Attorney for SFWMD, reported that the consumptive use
program of water management districts is under review by the Joint
Administrative.Procedures Committee. The matter will be discussed
at the Committee's March meeting.
5. Sonny Vergara recommended that the Districts work toward development
of a uniform water conservation curriculum for use in the public
school systems throughout the state.
6. It was the consensus of the Districts to discontinue quarterly
meetings and have one meeting just prior to the Legislative Session.
Annual meetings will be continued and executive directors and
chairmen will meet on an as needed basis.
cc: Governing Board
L. M. Blain