Public workshops on changes to statewide water use permitting rules
LIVE OAK, FL, July 30, 2012 – The public is invited to attend two workshops on rule development for statewide consumptive use permitting consistency (“CUPcon”) hosted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Suwannee River Water Management District (District).
The purpose of CUPcon is to improve consistency in the consumptive/water use permitting programs implemented by the five water management districts.
The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7 at the District headquarters, 9225 County Road 49 in Live Oak. The second will be held in Chiefland on Wednesday, August 8 at the Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 SW 4th Ave. Both meetings will begin at 9 a.m.
The agenda for both workshops includes an overview of CUPcon and discussion of proposed rule changes to Chapter 62-40, F.A.C.; permit types/thresholds; conditions of issuance; water conservation; 10-year compliance report; compliance monitoring; and specific water management district rule amendments. Public comment will be invited and updates on other CUPcon workgroups will be provided.
For more information visit the CUPcon page at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/waterpolicy/cupcon.htm or contact Carlos Herd at 386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL toll free).