Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 934
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/17/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation
       (Dean) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 373.4131, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         373.4131 Conceptual permits for urban redevelopment
    8  projects.—
    9         (1) A municipality or county that has created a community
   10  redevelopment area or an urban infill and redevelopment area
   11  pursuant to chapter 163 may adopt a stormwater adaptive
   12  management plan that addresses the quantity and quality of
   13  stormwater discharges for the area and may obtain a conceptual
   14  permit from the water management district or the Department of
   15  Environmental Protection.
   16         (2) The conceptual permit shall be established by a water
   17  management district in consultation with the department and:
   18         (a) Must allow for the rate and volume of stormwater
   19  discharges for stormwater management systems of urban
   20  redevelopment projects located within a community redevelopment
   21  area created under part III of chapter 163 or an urban infill
   22  and redevelopment area designated under s. 163.2517 to continue
   23  up to the maximum rate and volume of stormwater discharges
   24  within the area as of the date the stormwater adaptive
   25  management plan was adopted.
   26         (b) Must presume that stormwater discharges for stormwater
   27  management systems of urban redevelopment projects located
   28  within a community redevelopment area created under part III of
   29  chapter 163 or an urban infill and redevelopment area designated
   30  under s. 163.2517 which demonstrate a net improvement of the
   31  quality of the discharged water that existed as of the date the
   32  stormwater adaptive management plan was adopted for any
   33  applicable pollutants of concern in the receiving water body do
   34  not cause or contribute to violations of water quality criteria.
   35         (c) May not prescribe additional or more stringent
   36  limitations concerning the quantity and quality of stormwater
   37  discharges from stormwater management systems than provided in
   38  this section.
   39         (d) Shall be issued for a duration of 20 years, unless a
   40  shorter duration is requested by the applicant.
   41         (3) Urban redevelopment projects that meet the criteria
   42  established in the conceptual permit pursuant to this section
   43  qualify for a noticed general permit that authorizes
   44  construction and operation for the duration of the conceptual
   45  permit.
   46         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.
   48  ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================
   49         And the title is amended as follows:
   50         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   51  and insert:
   52                        A bill to be entitled                      
   53         An act relating to conceptual permits for urban
   54         redevelopment projects; creating s. 373.4131, F.S.;
   55         authorizing certain municipalities and counties to
   56         adopt stormwater adaptive management plans and obtain
   57         conceptual permits for urban redevelopment projects;
   58         providing requirements for establishment of such
   59         permits by water management districts in consultation
   60         with the Department of Environmental Protection;
   61         providing that certain urban redevelopment projects
   62         qualify for a noticed general permit; providing an
   63         effective date.