The Office of Water Policy plays a key role in ensuring effective implementation of DEP’s responsibilities under the Florida Water Resources Act (Chapter 373, Florida Statutes). The office addresses statewide water management issues in coordination with the water management districts and other agencies.
The department announces a public meeting to present and receive public comments on the draft technical report for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs), to be adopted in Rule 52-42.300, F.A.C. The draft technical report is available online at http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/DocumentCenter/View/17402. The meeting is scheduled for January 21, 2020, 1:00pm at the Wilson Library, Florida Gateway College, 149 SE College Pl, Lake City, Florida 32025. If you have any questions about the Office of Water Policy's Rulemaking efforts, please contact OWP Rulemaking at OWP_Rulemaking@FloridaDEP.gov.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.