Title: Water Supply Development Coalition Draft of 1/20/97
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Title: Water Supply Development Coalition Draft of 1/20/97
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Water Supply Development Coalition Draft of 1/20/97 (JDV Box 39)
General Note: Box 29, Folder 6 ( Water Supply Coalition - 1996 ), Item 26
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FILE No. 507 01/20 '97 16:37AGUNSTER YOyKLEY 904 22"






GUNSTER, YOAKLEY, VALDES-FAULI & STEWART, P.A.
Furl Lauderdale Miami Palm Beach Stuart Tallahassee VYrr Beach Wtl Palm Beach

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January 20, 1997


Water Supply Development Coalition
William L. Hyde


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NAME PHONE FAX
Chuck Littlejohn 222-7535 681-8796
Doug Mann 681-2794 681-8796
Keith Hetrick 224-4316 224-1359
Wade I-opping 222-7500 224-8551
Bill Hunter 681-2176 222-5098
Jake Varn 224-1585 222-0398
Steve Walker 407-640-0820 407-640-0202
Phil Parsons 681-0311 224-5595
Gene Adams 224-1400 224-0702

Irene Quincey 561-471-1366 561-471-1366
Jim Garner 941-334-2195 941-332-2243
Cathy Vogel 561-471-1366 561-471-0522
Sally Mann 513-9777 513-9779
Fred McCormack 681-0311 224-5595

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1 (1Q The water management districts shall mitigate the adverse impacts Io

2 leallv eyitifng users caused by the adoption or implementation of the district water sunplv

3 program by funding the development of alternative water supply sources to offset any loss

4 of c nsuintiveuse.

5 1WU The water manaymena t district shall publish notice of the adpooed

6 regional water resource mplmeintation program in the Florida Administrative Code and

7 make copies of the regional water resource implementation program available at its

8 headquarters and reional offMes at no charge to the public.

9 Section 13. Section 373.042. Florida Statutr., is amended to read:

10 373.042 Minimum Plows and Levels.--

11 (1) Within each section, or the water management district as a whole, the

12 department or the governing board shall establish the following:

13 (a) Minimum flow for all surface watrcourses in the area. The minimum

14 flow for a given watercourse shall be the limit at which further withdrawals would be

15 significantly harmful to the water resources roecology of the area.

16 (b) Minimum water level. The minimum water level shall be the level of

17 groundwater in an aquifer and the level of surface water at which further withdrawals

18 would be significantly harmful to the water resources of the area.


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(2) By July 1, 1996, the Southwest Florida Water Management District shall

amend and submit to the department for review and approval its priority list for the

establishment of minimum flows and levels and delineating the order in which the

governing board shall establish the minimum flows and levels for surface watercourses.

aquifer, and surface water in the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas. The other

districts shall alin develop priority lists for the ejtahliihmen of minimum flows and levels

for m~ar~ kc terCorses. amqifers and mirface waters in each district. The priority list shall

be based upon die impran, of to wers. ..t ..... u iu.. and si. e... i lf ..

potential for significant harm to the water resources or ecology of the state or region, and

shall include those waters which arc or may be experiencing adverse impacts and those

waters which are dendtfied pursuanm im s 373.037 or &. 373.038 as possible new water

supply sources prpegg.z to wihdro at 5M million gallons or more per day in the future.

The development of the priority list shall not constitute a point of entry to an administrative

proceeding pursuant to chapter 120. The development of priority lists and the cnmplimnce

with the schedule for est lithment nf minimum flnws and levels pursuant M this section

shall satisfy the requirementt of n 173 042

(3) Minimum flows and levels for priority waters in saubm. ien (- in the

countries of Hillsborou= h Pasco and Pinellas shall be established by October 1, 1997.

Where a minimum flow or level for the priority waters has not been established by the

applicable deadline, the secretary of the department shall, if requested by the governing

body of any local government within whose jurisdiction the affected waters are located.

establish the minimum flows and levels in accordance with the procedures established by

this section. The department's reasonable costs in establishing a minimum flow or level

shall, upon request of the secretary, be reimbursed by the applicable district.


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appropriate. T finl report wy l be entered int the reserd by any pony to the

pueesdi'., in which the mi ..few.... Leva.l I a.ppli.able. All ecienrific and technical

data. methodnlnftlgi and mnodls inchiding all fsientific and technical assumptionn

employed in each model. utilized to establish a minimum flow or level shall be subject to

independent scientific peer review. Idependent scientific peer review means review by a

panl of independent rernconiz.ed expert in the fields of hvdrolonv hvdromenlnov

limnolonv hiolnnv and nther rientific dimcinlines relevant i t he estahlishment of the

minimum flow or level. The covering board shall give significant weight t the final

report the er review panel when establishin the minimum flow or level.

(,9 .Any minimum flow or level etablihed prior to the effective dare of this

act hall be nretahlihd In anormM.nre with the p m urs and criteria st forth in this

section no later hanOctober I 1999.

{) Minimum flows and levels shall not be established for slated wetlands.

surface warerbodies lea than acres in real rnt or aurftce watercourses having an

annual average flow of les than cubic fee per second.

(P)1 If a petition for administrative hearing is filed under chapter 120

challenging the establishment of the minimum flows or levels, the report of the independent

scientific peer review is admissible u evidence in the final hearing, and the administrative

law Judge must render the fim order within 120 days after the filing of the petition. The

time limit for rendering a ie flnal order shall not be extended except by agreement of all

the parties. To the extent that the parties agree to the findings of the peer review pant,

they may stipulate that those findings be incorporated as findings of fact in the final order.

Section 14. Section 373.0421, Florida Statutes. is created to read:

373.0421 Etablishmenr and Implemenration of Minimum Flows and Levels.


"'CDINGO Deletions are srikten; additions are underlined.


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1 0 When establishitn a minimum flow or level. the department or governing

2 board shall recognize:

3 W Rxisting permitted and other legal uses:

4 a Existing uses of the land that cannot reasonably be altered:

5 j Hyvdroloic ohan~es that have occurred as a result of alterations to

6 watersheds surface warefaursea aquifert and surface waters. and the constraints such

7 alterations have had on the hydrology of the affected watershed. surface watercourse.

8 aquifer. or surfaee water:

9 (d Natural .masonal and lonn-term fluctuations in water flaws and levels:

10 ( Plood prmection needs: and

11 Other uses made of the ra fer urfce wwur a fer or su after.

12 including recreation in and on the water. navigation and other non-permitted legal ses.

13 When a flow or level is elow the minimum established pursuant to s.

14 373.042. the department or the governing hoard shall immediately take action to develop

15 and implement a water resource development solution to achieve recovery of the

16 established minimum flow or level as soon as racticable Until a water resource

17 development solution can be implemented, the department or governing board may

18 implement interim measures and remedial actions to alleviate any immediate and suthsrtntial

19 harm to the affected surface watercourse, aquifer or surface water' provided, however

20 any interim measure or remedial action that would cause the loss or reduction of an

21 existing permitted or other legal use shall not he implemented until such time as the

22 department or governing board providea the affected user with an alternative water supply

23 or otherwise fully compensates the user for that loss or reduction.




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