South Florida Water Management District is committed to working with
the Governor's Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform and
with the Florida Legislature to enhance the rulemaking process and to
keeping our communities informed. Please check this website for updates.
Permitting Legislation (SB 2080) and Public Comment
Just the Facts: Improving Public Involvement in Permitting at the SFWMD (July 2009) [PDF]
Guest Editorial from Michael W. Sole, Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection [PDF]
Effect eNewsletter, July 2009 SFWMD Increases Transparency and
Enhances Public Process for Regulatory Permitting Programs [PDF]
Legislation (HB1565) effective November 17, 2010, sets threshold for
when agencies must prepare a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost and
when a proposed rule must be ratified by the Legislature.
The Regulatory Peer Review Forum was implemented in March of 1996 and focuses on regulatory issues. Members of the Peer Review Group include representatives from local and state governments, as well as representatives of firms who regularly submit permit applications for projects. These representatives provide input on questions, concerns, and proposed improvements to those parts of the regulatory process which relate to environmental resource permitting.
An invitation is extended to anyone who wishes to share perspectives on all aspects of the permitting process in order that the Regulation Division can better serve the public.
If you have any questions, please contact Tony Waterhouse email@example.com (561) 682-6867
All meetings are at SFWMD Headquarters B-1 Building, 2nd floor East, Richard Rogers Room 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Laurie Donovan (561) 682-6854
Monthly Regulatory Meetings
Changes in the Permit Review Process
A 2009 amendment to Chapter 373 of the Florida Statutes delegates to executive directors at the state's five water management districts the authority to approve permit applications related to water resources and the environment. To ensure continuing public involvement, the South Florida Water Management District is strengthening its commitment to transparency and open government by increasing public access to its permitting process via Monthly Regulatory Meetings held for the public.
Public Meetings All meetings are at SFWMD Headquarters in the Storch Room
If you wish to participate in Public Meetings to discuss Regulatory Matters but cannot attend them in West Palm Beach, you can interact and provide comments during video-conferences at these service centers.