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Don't empty the water jar until the rain falls.
- Philippine proverb


Senate Bill 536 Study Report – The Department of Environmental Protection announces two public meetings to present the draft Senate Bill 536 Study Report. The same information will be presented at each meeting.

August 20, 2015, 9:30 AM:

August 25, 2015, 1:00 PM:
  • SJRWMD Office 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite 200, Maitland, FL.

The FAR announcement for these meetings can be viewed at: http://www.FLRules.org/gateway/View_Notice.asp?id=163025166 

A draft report is available for your review on the DEP SB536 Study webpage at: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/reuse/study.htm. The comment period closes September 18, 2015.

Ch. 62-40, F.A.C., Rulemaking – The Department has proposed amendments to Chapter 62-40, F.A.C. Comments on the draft amendments are being accepted until May 29, 2015 and may be emailed to Rule_62-40_Comments@dep.state.fl.us. For more information, including the draft rule amendments, please visit the Rulemaking for Chapter 62-40, Water Resource Implementation Rule webpage.

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.

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Last updated: August 19, 2015