Title: Sept 18, 1995 Water Supply Revision
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Title: Sept 18, 1995 Water Supply Revision
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Sept 18, 1995 Water Supply Revision (JDV Box 39)
General Note: Box 29, Folder 8 ( Florida Water Plan - 1995 ), Item 17
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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JAMIs S. ALVlIs
BRIAN H. BISEAU
KATHLEEN L. SLIZZAnR
ELIZAETHG C. BOWMAN
RICHARD S. BIIOHTMAN
PITER C. CUNNIMNGAM
RALPH A. OIMeo
THOMAs M. DERoSI
WILLIAM H. OnesN
WADE L. Hoppine
FRANK E. MATTIEWS
RICmHAR D. MELSON
DAVIo L. POWELL
WILLIAM D. PRESTON
CAROLYN S. RAIPPLi
DOUGLAS S. RoGrmTS
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WATER SUPPLY
THE ISSUE OF THE FUTURE

The prime directive: The Florida Legislature should create a state regu
supply program designed to assure there is more than an adequate supply of wa
The fact that Florida receives an annual rainfall of 50 to 55 inches should makc
the prime directive feasible if we wisely use our surface and groundwater resc

Legislative strategies to accomplish the prime directive should include:

1. Establish policy by statute which assigns water management dJ
boards responsibility for water supply planning, development, ,
their primary mission. Continue governing board authority ovw
works of the district permitting, and consumptive use permitting

2. Direct water management district boards to develop adequate soul
water supplies for all users. Restrict boards to the wholesale a
delivery of water. The Legislature should ensure appropriate funr
are available to the water management districts to carry out th
responsibilities.

3. Until recommendation #8 is implemented, relieve water man
governing boards of the responsibility for issuing Environr
Permits by authorizing water management district executive dire
permits under delegated authority of DEP except consumptive u:
Part II of 373 and Works of the District permits under Part
interim period maintain the activity based permitting split between
management districts.

4. Transfer rule adoption responsibilities, except those under
(consumptive use) and Works of the District under Part ]
management district governing boards to a reconstituted and
Environmental Regulation Commission. Transfer correspondit
responsibilities to the Secretary of DEP.

5. Institute a program of systematic legislative oversight of the wa
districts to ensure orderly progress toward meeting the water
Florida citizens, business and the natural environment.

6. Restructure water management district governing boards to provi
from various water user groups including industry, agriculture, p
water suppliers, representatives of environmental interests, elec
representatives of the consuming public.


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the consumptive use permit for a water supply development projI


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pursuant to district rules with final issuance of permit subject tc
Secretary of DEP.

8. Over time, streamline the regulatory process by consolidating
Resource Permitting within DEP and removing all regulator3
water management districts xcet Part II (consumptive use) am
of district) permits.

9. The water management districts should develop a legislatively a
of economic and regulatory incentives designed to reduce reliance
as the principal water source. These incentives should include e
conservation, water reuse, desalination, and utilization of
particularly flood waters and other high water sources.

10. Over time, ensure that the management plans for state la
submerged lands), state parks, state forests make these lan
multiple uses including water supply.

11. How to address state and regional water planning should be revi:
Legislature. In particular the proposed "Florida Water Plan" an
policy should not be adopted or implemented until the legislator
the report and recommendations of the Water Management
Commission and any legislative proposals of the appropriate H
committees.


approval by the


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