Whatever happens in this workshop will no doubt be used as a precedent later for rules affecting the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD).
The three water management districts not named in that announcement are Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
SRWMD is not among the three. But remember, SJRWMD and SRWMD in 2017 jointly approved a North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan back in 2017.
Text of the Notice
CFWI Rulemaking Workshop Scheduled
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) has scheduled an initial rulemaking workshop Thursday, July 9, to present new draft rules for consumptive use permitting in the CFWI region.
One of the goals of the CFWI is to establish consistent rules and regulations for the three water management districts to ensure the region’s current and future water needs are met while protecting the water resources and natural systems.
The workshop will cover rules in Chapter 62-41, which will be adopted into Florida Administrative Code. Workshop participants will be able to review the draft rules prior tothe workshopand provide comments. Workshop agenda and draft rules will be posted to the DEP website.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
To register for the webinar, click here.
Additionally, letters were recently sent to all permitted water users in the CFWI region about permit durations while rulemaking is in progress.
Thanks to Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson for the heads-up.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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