Unlike FDEP’s BMAP plans,
“When a new building code is final in Florida, [Rusty] Payton [CEO, Florida Home Builders Association] said,
“there’s always six months between the final rule and the date
the rule takes effect.”
Because of his organization’s petition for more time to file a protest,
none of Florida’s new Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs) have gone
into effect yet, which gives spring and river advocates (and FDEP)
more time to try to fix them.
Dinah Voyles Pulver, Daily Commercial, 30 July 2018,
Groups protest new Florida springs action plans,
A sweeping effort to adopt action plans to improve water quality in
13 springs systems across the state is on hold after a dozen groups
and individuals asked to intervene with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, including one of the department’s own
Thomas Greenhalgh, a hydrogeologist with the department’s Florida
Geological Survey, is one of two people who asked for an
administrative hearing on one of the 13 “basin management
action plans” signed by Noah Valenstein in late June.
suiting up before releasing dye
into the Dead River of the Alapaha River to go into the Dead River Sink,
2016-06-22, Picture by John S. Quarterman for WWALS.
“There are many claims and statements in the BMAP that I
believe are inaccurate and unsubstantiated,” wrote Greenhalgh
in seeking a state hearing on the plan for the Suwannee River, where
he owns property.
He’s not alone.
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