GIBBONS, TUCKER, McEWEN, SV, COFER & TAUB
ATTORNEYS AND COTUNSNLSL0..ri AT LAW
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IJOHSE'II CO(ER JAlIES M. MCF.WEN
THOMAS E. COKNE Jl. MAI.CO1M P. MICKI.HLE III
A. FIKETCHEI IYCHIIES IIIlAIFFORI) MILLER
December 22, 1975 .1. MICHAI,. FOD WILLIAM .. 1ATr.
ARTIHUIl S. OIIII(ONS SHARON N. SELK
MYRON (O. GIBIO.NS AIMIN II. SMITII JR.
HOhIERT C. (1IhIION.S ICIAIIID N'. 51TEIN
SAM M. GIIIIIIONS THEODORE C. TAUII
JOHN. A. GUrr(N,. JII. W.'. EAIII. TIUK~KII
VICTOIIIA T.. IHIT.xT JA(CITE.l'N II. WIIATIEY
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The Honorable R. C. Hector, Chairman
Joint Administrative Procedures Committee ,. ..
Room 403, Senate Office Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
We represent Southwest Florida Water Management District.
I note from a recent newspaper article that your committee
has agreed to hear Pinellas County's complaint January 12.
Apparently, this challenge -is aimed at the District's
utilization of the "water crop" concept.
Please send me a copy of Pinellas County's request so that
we may better understand what is complained of. Please also
send a copy of your agenda and place my name on your mailing
list to receive notices of meetings, agenda, etc.
Southwest Florida Water Management District adopted a series
of rules last year following exhausted hearings. These rules
appear in Chapter 16J of the Florida Administrative Code.
Many of the rules became effective on January 1, 1975,
including part 2 which relates to the implementation of a
program for issuance of permits authorizing the consumptive
*use of particular quantities of water as authorized by
Chapter 373.216, Florida Statutes, and subsequently delegated
to Southwest Florida Water Management District by the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources.
I plan to be in Tallahassee for your committee meeting on
January 12. If you want us to provide any input in advance,
please let me know.
L. M. Blain
cc: The Honorable Jay Landers, DER
Mr. Derrill McAteer, Chairman, SWFWMD
Mr. Don Feaster, Executive Director, SWFWMD
The Honorable Carroll Webb, Executive Director
Joint Administrative Procedures Committee
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