PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Department intends to enter rule development to create rules 62-41.300 through 62- 41.305, F.A.C., and the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Area Supplemental Applicant's Handbook to implement section 373.0465(2)(d), F.S. These rules will create uniform rules for application for consumptive use permitting within the Central Florida Water Initiative Area. The "Central Florida Water Initiative Area" is all of Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole Counties, and southern Lake County, as designated by the Central Florida Water Initiative Guiding Document of January 30, 2015. SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: These rules will apply to consumptive use permit applicants in the CFWI Area defined in section 373.0465(2)(a), F.S, and supersede portions of Chapters 40C-2, 40D-2 and 40E-2, F.A.C., regulating the consumptive use of water in the CFWI Area explicitly identified in the chapter. These rules will supersede the rules of the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) or South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) only when explicitly provided in the rules or the Supplemental Applicant's Handbook. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 373.043, 373.0465, 373.171, F.S. LAW IMPLEMENTED: 373.019, 373.036, 373.042, 373.0421, 373.0465, 373.223, 373.229, F.S. A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW: DATE AND TIME: July 9, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Eastern Time. PLACE: This workshop will be broadcast via webinar. Parties can register to attend the webinar via their personal computers with audio by telephone (regular long-distance telephone charges will apply) or by speakers connected to their computer (no telephone charges will apply). Webinar participants may register at https://global.gotowebinar.com/eojoin/5233186473179420944/48004901647426... DATE AND TIME: August 12, 2020, 9:00am – 11:00am, Eastern Time. PLACE: This workshop will be broadcast via webinar. Parties can register to attend the webinar via their personal computers with audio by telephone (regular long-distance telephone charges will apply) or by speakers connected to their computer (no telephone charges will apply). Webinar participants may register at https://global.gotowebinar.com/eojoin/2609510936259402000/48004901647426.... Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/hearing is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Christina Coger, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 46, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, 850-245- 3150, Christina.G.Coger@FloridaDEP.gov. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
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