Supp. No. 99 GENERAl. ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE CHAPTER 16G-1
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOU RCE
GENERAL ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE
16G(;-1.01 General 16G-1.01 General.
16(;-1.02 District Composition (1) The Northwest Florida Water Management
16G-1.03 The Governing Board st hereinafter referred to as the Distrct was
16G-1.04 General Description of District created by Chapter 72-299, Laws of Florida, as a
Organization and Operation public agency for carrying out and effectuating the
16 -1.05 Exercise ot Delegated Authority provisions of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes.
16-1.06 General Information Concerning the (2) As used in this chapter:
District (a) "Department" means the department of
160 -1.07 Statutory Chapters and Rules natural resources or its successor agency or agencies.
16G-1.08 Public Information and Inspection of (b) "Division" means the division of interior
Records resources or its successor agency or agencies.
160-1.09 Public Access to District Business (c) "Water management district" means any
16(-1.10 Notice of Meetings flood control resource management, or water
16G-1.11 Agenda of Meetings and Workshops management district operating under the authority of
16G0-1.12 Emergency Meetings this chapter.
16;-1.13 Commencement of Rule Making (d) "Governing Board" means he governing
Proceeding board of the Northwest Florida Water Management
16G-1.14 Notice of Proceeding, and the Proposed District.
Rules (e) "Executive director" means the person
16G-1.15 Content of Notice employed by the governing board to direct the
16;-1.16 Petitions to Initiate Rule Making operations of the Northwest Florida Water
Proceedings Management District, supervise staff and
16(;-1.17 Board Action on Petitions to Initiate Rule administrative procedures and execute policies
Making Proceedings promulgated by the governing board.
16G(-1.18 Rule Making Proceeding Hearing (f) "Reasonable-beneficial use" means the use
16G-1.19 Description of Publication by Reference of water in such quantity as is necessary for economic
16G-1.20 Emergency Rule Hearing and efficient utilization for a purpose and in a
160-1.21 Declaratory Statements, General manner which is both reasonable and consistent with
160-1.22 Purpose and Use of Declaratory Statement the public interest.
16G-1.23 Board Disposition (g) "Person" means any and all persons,
16G-1.24 Decisions Determining Substantial natural or artificial, including any individual, firm,
Interests association, organization, partnership, business trust,
160-1.25 Parties to Proceedings corporation, company, the United States of America,
16;- 1.26 Appearances and the state and all political subdivisions, regions,
16 -1.27 Consolidation districts, municiplaities, and public agencies thereof.
16G-1.28 Joinder of Parties The enumeration herein is not intended to be
16 -1.29 Disqualification exclusive or exhaustive.
16G-1.30 Pre-hearing Conference (h) "Substantially affected persons" means any
160-1.31 Rule Proceedings Under S. 120.57, F.S. and all persons, natural or artificial, including any
16G-1.32 Requests for Formal and Informal individual, firm, association, organization,
Proceedings partnership, business, trust, corporation, company,
16 (-1.33 Amendment of Petitions the United States of America, and the state and all
16(;-1.34 Formal Proceeding political subdivisions, regions, districts,
I6(;-1.35 Continuance of Hearing or Extension of municipalities, and public agencies thereof, which can
Time show that they are substantially affected by the rules
160-1.36 Subpoenas and regulations, policies, actions and authority of the
160;-1.37 Witness Fees district, the executive director and agents or staff
16G-1.38 Transcript of Proceeding thereof.
16G-1.39 Recommended Order and Report (i) "Domestic use" means any use of water for
16G-1.40 Informal Proceedings individual personal needs or for household purposes
16;-1.41 Submission of Evidence such as drinking, bathing, heating, cooking, or
160-1.4 2 Final Orders sanitation.
1 6G0-1.43 Licensing General (j) "Nonregulated use" means any use of water
160-1.44 Application for License which is exempted from regulation by the provisions
16G-1.45 Suspension, Revocation, Annulment or of this chapter.
Withdrawal (k) "Water" or "waters in the state" means any
16;-1.46 Emergency Action and all water on or beneath the surface of the ground
16(;-1.47 Procedures for Contracting for Professional or in the atmosphere, including natural or artificial
Services watercourses, lakes, ponds, or diffused surface water