Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (601444) for SB 10
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/06/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Galvano) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (920390) 
    3         Delete lines 192 - 255
    4  and insert:
    5  water storage south of the lake. The use of eminent domain in
    6  the EAA for the purpose of implementing the EAA reservoir
    7  project is prohibited.
    8         (a) Upon the effective date of this act, the district shall
    9  identify the lessees of the approximately 3,200 acres of land
   10  owned by the state or the district west of the A-2 parcel and
   11  east of the Miami Canal and the private property owners of the
   12  approximately 500 acres of land surrounded by such lands.
   13         (b) By July 31, 2017, the district shall contact the
   14  lessors and landowners of the land identified pursuant paragraph
   15  (a) to express the district’s interest in acquiring land through
   16  the purchase or exchange of lands or by the amendment or
   17  termination of lease agreements. If land swaps or purchases are
   18  necessary to assemble the required acreage, the participation of
   19  private landowners must be voluntary. The district shall contact
   20  the board to request that any lease of land identified pursuant
   21  to paragraph (a), the title to which is vested in the board, be
   22  amended or terminated. All appraisal reports, offers, and
   23  counteroffers in relation to this subsection are confidential
   24  and exempt from s. 119.07(1), as provided in s. 373.139.
   25         (c)The board shall provide to the district, through direct
   26  acquisition in fee or by a supplemental agreement, any land, the
   27  title to which is vested in the board, that the district
   28  identifies as necessary to construct the EAA reservoir project.
   29         (d) The total acreage necessary for additional water
   30  treatment may not exceed the amount reasonably required to meet
   31  state and federal water quality standards as determined using
   32  the water quality modeling tools of the district. The district
   33  shall use the latest version of the Dynamic Model for Stormwater
   34  Treatment Areas Model modeling tool and other modeling tools
   35  that will be required in the planning and design of the EAA
   36  reservoir project. If additional land not identified in
   37  paragraph (a) is necessary for the EAA reservoir project, the
   38  district shall acquire that land from willing sellers of
   39  property in conjunction with the development of the
   40  postauthorization change report.
   42         (a)The district is directed to request, by July 1, 2017,
   43  that the corps jointly develop a post-authorization change
   44  report with the district for CEPP to revise the project
   45  component located on the A-2 parcel with the goal of increasing
   46  water storage provided by the project component to a minimum of
   47  240,000 acre-feet. Upon agreement with the corps, development of
   48  the report must begin by August 1, 2017, and does not preclude
   49  the implementation of the remaining CEPP project components.
   50         (b) Using the A-2 parcel and the additional land identified
   51  pursuant to paragraph (4)(a) and without modifying the A-1
   52  parcel, the report must evaluate:
   53         1. The optimal configuration of the EAA reservoir project
   54  for providing at least 240,000 acre-feet of water storage; and
   55         2. Any necessary increases in canal conveyance capacity to
   56  reduce the discharges to the St. Lucie or Caloosahatchee
   57  estuaries.
   58         (c) If the district and the corps determine that an
   59  alternate configuration of water storage and water quality
   60  features providing for significantly more water storage, but no
   61  less than 360,000 acre-feet of water storage, south of the lake
   62  can be implemented on a footprint that includes modification to
   63  the A-1 parcel, the district is authorized to recommend such an
   64  alternative configuration in its report. Any such recommendation
   65  must include sufficient water quality treatment capacity to meet
   66  state and federal water quality standards.
   67         (d) Pending congressional approval of the report, the
   68  district may begin the preliminary planning or construction