2005 Florida Statutes
Floridan and Biscayne aquifers; designation of prime groundwater recharge areas.
373.0397 Floridan and Biscayne aquifers; designation of prime groundwater recharge areas.--Upon preparation of an inventory of prime groundwater recharge areas for the Floridan or Biscayne aquifers, but prior to adoption by the governing board, the water management district shall publish a legal notice of public hearing on the designated areas for the Floridan and Biscayne aquifers, with a map delineating the boundaries of the areas, in newspapers defined in chapter 50 as having general circulation within the area to be affected. The notice shall be at least one-fourth page and shall read as follows:
The (name of taxing authority) proposes to designate specific land areas as areas of prime recharge to the (name of aquifer) Aquifer.
All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the proposed designation to be held on (date and time) at (meeting place) .
A map of the affected areas follows.
The governing board of the water management district shall adopt a designation of prime groundwater recharge areas to the Floridan and Biscayne aquifers by rule within 120 days after the public hearing, subject to the provisions of chapter 120.
History.--s. 2, ch. 85-42; s. 5, ch. 2005-36.