Rules in development

Minimum flows and levels

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Alexander Springs, Gemini Springs, and Silver Glen Springs)
(Posted on 4-28-2017)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will establish minimum flows for Alexander Springs in Lake County, Gemini Springs in Volusia County, and Silver Glen Springs in Marion/Lake Counties pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042,
Florida Statutes. The Notice of Proposed Rule, along with the incorporated flow-time series data that will be considered by the Governing Board on May 9, 2017 in Palatka, are attached.

PLEASE NOTE: The District may also adopt these MFLs as Emergency Rules, but only if needed to meet the July 1, 2017 statutory deadline to establish these MFLs.

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Silver Springs)
(Revised 4-10-2017)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will establish minimum flows for Silver Springs in Marion County pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042,
Florida Statutes. A draft of the rule language that will be discussed at the Governing Board meeting on April 11, 2017 in Eustis is attached.

PLEASE NOTE: The District also plans to adopt these rules as Emergency Rules by April 12, 2017.

Rule No.

40C-2.101, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Publications Incorporated by Reference (Supplemental Regulatory Measures for Silver Springs) (Revised 4-10-2017)

Description

The amendments to Rule 40C-2.101, F.A.C., and the Applicant’s Handbook, Consumptive Uses of Water (AH) that is incorporated by reference in 40C-2.101(1)(a), will create the regulatory part of a strategy to prevent the existing flows from falling below the minimum flows for Silver Springs. A draft of the rule language that will be discussed at the Governing Board meeting on April 11, 2017 in Eustis is attached.

The District also plans to adopt these rules as Emergency Rules by April 12, 2017.

Statewide environmental resource permit consistency rulemaking

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The St. Johns River Water Management District has proposed amendments to the rules listed below. These rules were last amended on October 1, 2013, to make them consistent with section 373.4131,
Florida Statutes, which required the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in coordination with the five water management districts to develop statewide environmental resource permitting rules. The purpose and effect of this rulemaking will be to make corrections and provide clarifications that have been identified as necessary since October 1, 2013. The Governing Board approved publication of Notices of Proposed Rule at its November 10th meeting, and the notices were published in the Florida Administrative Register on November 24, 2015.

CUP Streamlining 2017

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Alexander Springs, Gemini Springs, and Silver Glen Springs)
(Posted on 4-28-2017)

Notice of Rule Development
(Published in FAR on 9-28-2016)

Notice of Workshop
(Published in FAR on 7-17-2017)

Draft Notice of Proposed Rule
(Posted on 7-27-2017)

Draft CUP Applicant’s Handbook
(Posted on 7-27-2017)

Draft revised Form No. 40C-2.900(7) (Water Audit Form)
(Posted on 7-27-2017)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will establish minimum flows for Alexander Springs in Lake County, Gemini Springs in Volusia County, and Silver Glen Springs in Marion/Lake Counties pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042,
Florida Statutes. The Notice of Proposed Rule, along with the incorporated flow-time series data that will be considered by the Governing Board on May 9, 2017 in Palatka, are attached.

Ways to attend the August 3, 2017 rule development workshop starting at 1 p.m. (other than by attending in person):
To join meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/779849277

To join meeting using your phone
United States (Toll Free): Dial 1 866-899-4679 Access Code: 779-849-277 (then press #)

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Minimum flows and levels

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Alexander Springs, Gemini Springs, and Silver Glen Springs)
(Posted on 4-28-2017)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will establish minimum flows for Alexander Springs in Lake County, Gemini Springs in Volusia County, and Silver Glen Springs in Marion/Lake Counties pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042,
Florida Statutes. The Notice of Rule Development Workshop, along with a draft of the rule language that will be discussed at the rule development workshop on April 20, 2017 in Palatka, are attached.

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Silver Springs and the Silver River)
(Posted on 3-9-2017)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will establish minimum flows for Silver Springs in Marion County pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042,
Florida Statutes. A draft of the rule language that will be discussed at the rule development workshop on March 16, 2017 in Ocala is linked above.

40C-8 Notice of Rule Workshop
(Posted on 3-9-2017)

40C-8 Notice of Proposed Rule
(Posted on 3-9-2017)

PLEASE NOTE: The District also plans to adopt these rules as Emergency Rules by April 13, 2017.

Rule No.

40C-2.101, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Publications Incorporated by Reference (Silver Springs Strategy Rules)
(Posted on 3-9-2017)

Description

The amendments to Rule 40C-2.101, F.A.C., and the Applicant’s Handbook, Consumptive Uses of Water (AH) that is incorporated by reference in 40C-2.101(1)(a), will create the regulatory part of a strategy to prevent the existing flows from falling below the minimum flows for Silver Springs.

PLEASE NOTE: The District also plans to adopt these rules as Emergency Rules by April 13, 2017.

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Prevatt and Sylvan Lake)
(Posted on 1-7-2014)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will be to amend the established minimum water levels for Lake Prevatt in Orange County and Sylvan Lake in Seminole County pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042,
Florida Statutes.

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Apshawa North and Lake Apshawa South)
(Posted on 1-7-2014)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will be to amend the established minimum water levels for Lake Apshawa North and Lake Apshawa South in Lake County pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes.

Rule No.

40C-8.031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (lower Ocklawaha River and lakes Apopka, Beauclair, Dora, Eustis, Griffin and Harris)
(Posted on 1-7-2014)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will be to adopt: (1) minimum water levels and flows for the lower Ocklawaha River at State Road 40, and (2) minimum water levels for the following lakes in the following counties: Apopka (Lake and Orange counties), Beauclair (Lake and Orange counties), Dora (Lake County), Eustis (Lake County), Griffin (Lake County), and Harris (Lake County) pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes.

Public meetings

The St. Johns River Water Management District held public meetings Feb. 3, 2016, and Feb. 4, 2016 at its Maitland Service Center to seek public input as part of its work to develop minimum flows and levels(MFLs) for the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin (UORB), including lakes Apopka, Beauclair, Dora, Eustis, Harris and Griffin, in Lake, Marion and Orange counties. The district also initiated formal peer review of the UORB hydrologic model (HSPF — Hydrological Simulation Program—Fortran). The primary purpose of these workshops was for the peer reviewers to work together to collectively develop a single peer-review report regarding the UORB hydrologic model. The models, supporting documents, and peer review panel and stakeholder review comments regarding these models and documents can be accessed using the following link: Upper Ocklawaha Peer Review