DEP is proposing revisions to Chapter 62-41.400-403, F.A.C., entitled "Outstanding Florida Springs" to adopt uniform rules for issuing permits which prevent groundwater withdrawals that are harmful to the water resources and to adopt a uniform definition of the term “harmful to the water resources” to provide water management districts with minimum standards necessary to be consistent with the overall water policy of the state for Outstanding Florida Springs. The purpose of this rule development workshop is to discuss and receive public input on the development of proposed amendments.
DEP is hosting this public workshop for in-person attendees at the address listed below, as well as virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Alachua County Headquarters Library – Meeting Room A 401 E University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least five days before the workshop by contacting Pamela Flores, Environmental Administrator, Office of Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration at 850-245-3194 or Pamela.Flores@FloridaDEP.gov.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).
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.