Don't empty the water jar until the rain
- Philippine proverb
62-40 Notice of Rule Development Workshop
The Department has published, in the
Florida Administrative Register, a notice of rule development workshop for amendments to Chapter
62-40, F.A.C. The proposed rule amendments include the following topics: the designation of “alternative water supplies” in regional
water supply plans; the designation of Water Resource Caution Areas; the time period that applications are subject to competition
pursuant to the provisions of Section 373.233, F.S.; and the Water Management Districts’ development of strategic plans. The workshop
agenda can be found
The rule development workshop will be held:
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Department of Environmental Protection
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building
Conference Rooms A and B
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399
This workshop will also be broadcast via webinar where comments will be accepted. Webinar registration is via
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3570987633453610498. Advanced registration is strongly recommended.
SB 536 Study and Work Team Meeting Schedule
Senate Bill 536 requires DEP to study and report on expanding the use of reclaimed water and stormwater/excess surface water throughout
Florida. For more information, including work team meeting schedules, please visit the
SB 536 Study web page.
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. Examples include water plans for the DEP and
water management districts, minimum flows and levels for the
state’s water resources, and regional water supply planning.
Our functions include:
Working in close coordination with the
Florida’s five regional water
management districts (WMDs) and other agencies to resolve
statewide water planning and management issues.
Developing policies on water management issues.
Working with WMDs to ensure that regional
water supply plans and programs are consistent with provisions
of the Florida Water Resources Act, the Florida Water Plan,
and other applicable guidance.
Assisting in the fulfillment of DEP’s water management
responsibilities under Chapter 373, 403, and other statutes
and rules, pertaining to water supply, flood protection,
floodplain management, water
quality, and protection of natural systems.