Page Banner

Clean Waterways Act Stormwater Rulemaking Workshops

In 2020, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 712, also known as the Clean Waterways Act, now Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida. This legislation passed with unanimous, bipartisan support and carries a wide range of water-quality protection provisions aimed at minimizing the impact of known sources of nutrient pollution and strengthening regulatory requirements. Stormwater-related pollution represents one of the largest potential contributors of nutrients throughout the state.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and water management districts (WMDs) initiated rulemaking as directed by section 5 of Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida, to update the stormwater design and operation regulations for environmental resource permitting (see section 373.4131(6), F.S., as modified by section 5 of Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).


Meeting/Notice Agenda Presentation and Materials Webinar Recording
Workshop 1, May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022, Agenda May 18, 2022, Recording
Workshop 2, Aug 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022, Agenda August 31, 2022, Recording
Workshop 3, Nov 3, 2022 Nov 3, 2022, Agenda November 3, 2022, Recording

Workshop 4, Dec 13, 2022

We ask and encourage interested parties to provide public comment on the draft rule language on or before December 30, 2022.

Dec 13, 2022, Agenda

December 13, 2022, Recording

Workshop 5 and 6, January 9 and January 11, 2023

Jan 9, 2023, Agenda

Jan 11, 2023, Agenda

January 9, 2023 Recording

January 11, 2023 Recording

Rule Adoption Hearing March 22, 2023 March 22, Agenda March 22, 2023 Recording

Unofficial Final Copy of AH Volume I March, 2024

Notice of Change March 24, 2023

Rule Language Drafts as of February 24, 2023 

Public Comments

Previous Efforts of the Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee  

The mission of the Clean Waterways Act Stormwater Rulemaking Technical Advisory Committee was to provide a forum for identifying and constructively outlining recommendations to the department and water management districts for strengthening the stormwater design and operation regulations implemented under Part IV, Chapter 373, F.S., including updates to the Environmental Resource Permit Applicant’s Handbook, based on the most recent scientific information available and the additional directions provided by section 5, Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida. 

Last Modified:
May 29, 2024 - 9:45am

Some content on this site is saved in an alternative format. The following icons link to free Reader/Viewer software:
PDF: | Word: | Excel: