Title: Corrections on Proposed Executive Order Re: wate Suupply Development Commission 7/29/96 Draft
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Title: Corrections on Proposed Executive Order Re: wate Suupply Development Commission 7/29/96 Draft
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Corrections on Proposed Executive Order Re: wate Suupply Development Commission 7/29/96 Draft (JDV Box 39)
General Note: Box 29, Folder 5 ( Water Supply Issues Group (File 3 of 3) - 1996 ), Item 39
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4 Comments on Proposed Executive Order re: Water Supply Development
Commission 7/29/96 draft:

1. The Commission should be comprised of representatives of major
user groups (not lobbyists). Running this Commission through a
group called "partners" is a mistake and will polorize the issue at
the start.

2. Add after the word "funding" in opening paragraph: and the
delivery of services to all users.

3. Add at the end of paragraph 1 before the period: and
recommendations for the assignment of responsibilities

4. Take out paragraph 4 and create a new paragraph 4 consisting
of paragraph (b)2. in recommended commission language from '96
draft legislation. The proposed paragraph 4 simply does not
capture the what the commission should identify as succinctly as
paragraph (b)2.

Executive Order/Water Supply Development and Funding
July 29, 1996

Water Supply Development and Funding

The Department of Environmental Protection and the

Department of Community Affairs shall, in partnership with the

Water Management Districts, other governmental agencies, the

Legislature, the Public Service Commission, major water supply

and water user groups, environmental representatives, and others,

investigate, and formulate recommendations on, the best means for

water supply development and funding. This effort shall


1. Strengths and weaknesses in the current system of water

supply development in Florida and changes needed to improve the

system. This shall include an evaluation of the roles of the

water management districts, local governments, regional water

supply authorities, and private utilities, and others in water

supply development.

2. An effective mechanism or mechanisms for the development

and funding of regional water supply development, where regional

solutions are needed.

3. Various funding options for water supply development

generally, with consideration of new or existing federal, state,

regional, or local government or private sources, leveraging,

joint ventures, grant and loan programs, water use fees, rate

structures, and others.

7-25-96 DRAFT 7-25-96 DRAFT

4. Recommendations for removing regulatory and other

obstacles to the development of water supplies and for

facilitating their development. These shall include

recommendations on recovering costs and ensuring a customer base

for alternative water supplies.

This effort shall focus on practical solutions which do not

require legislation, but may include any necessary legislative



Water Supply Development Issues Meeting

July 29, 1996

10:00 AM, Room 214 Capitol

I. Welcome and Introductions

I. Background

III. Meeting Objectives
water supply issues
processes or mechanisms for addressing issues
participants in the process
timelines and schedule

IV. Discussion of Draft Executive Order

V. Development of Water Supply Issues and Recommendations

VI. Next Steps

VII. Adjourn

Water Supply Development


Water needs.of users, including natural systems, must be met
Water supply development emphasis restricted to defined critical areas of need
In defined areas of need, implementation focus by WMDs on water supply
Flexible implementation mechanisms e.g. regional utilities for water delivery; WMDs in
new source identification and recharge augmentation
Water resources need to be protected through minimum flows and levels

Dedicated source of funding
Funding source must be equitable
Deregulate; establish a profit motive for water supply development
Financial incentives for private sector
New public/private partnerships for water supply funding and development
Remove differential constraints (PSC) for public vs. private utilities

Commission or Technical Group (from draft legislation)

(2) The Water Supply Development Commission shall:
(a) Solicit testimony from experts and professionals experienced in water supply
development. Technical panels or committees may be created as necessary to advise or assist the
commission on any aspect of its charge.
(b) Perform a comprehensive review of water supply development in Florida including, but not
limited to:
1. Mechanisms for developing adequate, safe, and dependable water supplies for all existing
and future users in a manner which sustains natural systems. The commission shall make
recommendations regarding the legal and institutional framework needed for such water supply
development and distribution, including assignment of responsibilities.
2. An investigation of incentives for, and obstacles to, development of economically,
environmentally and technically feasible water supplies. The commission shall consider, and may
make, recommendations for regulatory reform to provide incentives for, or remove obstacles to, water
supply development. The commission shall alsq make recommendations regarding equitable funding
options for water supply development.
(c) Review implementation of the Water Management District Review Commission
recommendations which relate to water supply development, and develop additional recommendations
as may be needed.
(d) Make other recommendations, as it deems necessary, to meet Florida's future water supply
needs. In making these recommendations the commission shall give particular emphasis to the need
for funding or other mechanisms for water conservation, alternative water supply development, and the
application of other innovative technologies. This may include recommendations regarding each water
management district's role in water supply development.

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