Florida Senate - 2011 SB 934 By Senator Storms 10-00468-11 2011934__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to surface water improvement and 3 management plans and programs; amending s. 373.453, 4 F.S.; requiring water management districts to 5 establish permitting programs for urban redevelopment 6 projects located in specified redevelopment areas; 7 providing for the development of stormwater adaptive 8 management plans to address water quantity discharge 9 for such redevelopment areas; providing for certain 10 discharge rates in such redevelopment areas; requiring 11 stormwater discharges in such redevelopment areas to 12 meet state water quality standards; providing water 13 quality criteria for such discharges; providing an 14 effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Subsection (7) is added to section 373.453, 19 Florida Statutes, to read: 20 373.453 Surface water improvement and management plans and 21 programs.— 22 (7)(a) Each water management district shall establish a 23 permitting program for urban redevelopment projects located 24 within a community redevelopment area created under chapter 163 25 or an urban infill and redevelopment area designated under s. 26 163.2517. 27 (b) A jurisdiction with a community redevelopment area or 28 an urban infill and redevelopment area may develop a stormwater 29 adaptive management plan to address stormwater quantity 30 discharge for the redevelopment area. Effective July 1, 2011, 31 the rate of stormwater discharge from a redevelopment area under 32 this subsection may not exceed the maximum rate of stormwater 33 discharge within the area as of that date. 34 (c) Stormwater discharge from a community redevelopment 35 area or an urban infill and redevelopment area into waters of 36 the state must meet state water quality standards at the point 37 of discharge. If numeric criteria for pollutants of concern are 38 not established for a water body, any stormwater discharge under 39 this subsection into such a water body may not degrade the water 40 body beyond its existing classification. Any discharge of 41 stormwater under this subsection into an impaired water body is 42 authorized only to the extent that the discharge reduces the 43 daily loading for pollutants of concern by 10 percent from the 44 predevelopment condition of the water body to its 45 postdevelopment condition. 46 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.