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.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.