Don't empty the water jar until the rain
- 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 25, 2015, 1:00 PM:
August 20, 2015, 9:30 AM:
- SJRWMD Office 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite
200, Maitland, FL.
The FAR announcement for these meetings can be viewed
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.