Rules in Development

Notice of Rule Developments (begin rulemaking)

Rule No.

40C-2, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

PERMITTING OF CONSUMPTIVE
USES OF WATER (CUP Delegation Rules)
(Posted on 5-11-18)

Description

The purpose of the amendments to rules in Chapter 40C-2, F.A.C., will be to update the types of consumptive use permits the District staff is delegated the authority to approve. A draft of the rule language that will be discussed at the 3 p.m. rule development workshop on May 24, 2018 in Palatka will be available by May 17.

Ways to attend the May 24, 2018 rule development workshop starting at 3 p.m. (other than by attending in person):

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, please register in advance to receive a confirmation email containing a unique link for joining the webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2598916024248430082

To join the meeting using your phone:
United States (Toll Free): Dial 1 866-901-6455 Access Code: 344-809-015 (then press #)

Rule No.

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

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Brooklyn and Lake Geneva) (Posted on 5-8-18)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will amend the minimum water levels for Lake Brooklyn and Lake Geneva in Clay and Bradford counties pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes. The draft MFLs for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva have undergone independent scientific peer review. Stakeholder meetings and development of draft MFLs for these systems is ongoing. The latest draft of the Draft Lakes Brooklyn and Geneva MFLs Report is available here.

The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a public webinar to discuss the draft minimum flows and levels (MFLs) Determination and Assessment for Lakes Brooklyn and Geneva in Clay and Bradford counties. The webinar will focus on the draft recommended MFLs and the current status assessment of the MFLs.

Join the webinar at this link.

Attend by conference call:

Phone: (386) 256-1151

ID: 139-498-853, then press #

Rule No.

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

Rule Title

Publications Incorporated by Reference (Lake Brooklyn and Lake Geneva Strategy Rules)
(Posted on 5-8-18)

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 prevention/recovery strategy for Lake Brooklyn and/or Lake Geneva. A draft of the rule language is not yet available.  After the July 26 workshop, the District plans to hold a second workshop in the Fall to discuss and receive public input on draft rule language.

Ways to attend the July 26, 2018 rule development workshop starting at 5 p.m. (other than by attending in person):

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, please register in advance to receive a confirmation email containing a unique link for joining the webinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/643040971584501762

To join the meeting using your phone:
United States (Toll Free): Dial 1 866 952 8437 Access Code: 977-154-290 (then press #)

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

Rule No.

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

Rule Title

Minimum Surface Water Levels and Flows and Groundwater Levels (Lake Butler) (Posted on 6-15-20)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will establish a minimum water level for Lake Butler in Volusia County, pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes. The Notice of Rule Development published in the Florida Administrative Register on June 10, 2020, and a draft of the proposed rule language and  are available in the left column.

Since the District did not receive a written request by June 18, 2020, the rule development workshop scheduled for June 24, 2020 has been canceled.  Although the workshop has been canceled, people may still submit comments on the proposed rule to Sharon Wyskiel, Esq., St. Johns River Water Management District, Office of General Counsel, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177, (386) 643-1986, swyskiel@sjrwmd.com through July 24, 2020.  Currently, District staff plan to request permission from the District’s Governing Board on August 11, 2020, to publish a Notice of Proposed Rule to complete this rulemaking.

Notice of Proposed Rules (complete rulemaking)

Rule No.

40C-8, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rule Title

Minimum Flows and Levels (Lake Butler) (Posted on 7-30-20)

Description

The proposed rule amendment will establish a minimum water level for Lake Butler in Volusia County, pursuant to the mandate of section 373.042, Florida Statutes. The Notice of Rule Development published in the Florida Administrative Register on June 10, 2020.  The Notice of Proposed Rule and incorporated Time Series Data will be considered by the Governing Board on August 11, 2020 to complete the rulemaking, and are available in the left column.