Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 446
       By Senator Mayfield
       17-00538-19                                            2019446__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to coastal management; amending s.
    3         161.101, F.S.; revising the criteria the Department of
    4         Environmental Protection must consider in determining
    5         and assigning annual funding priorities for beach
    6         management and erosion control projects; specifying
    7         tiers for such criteria; requiring tiers to be given
    8         certain weight; requiring the department to update
    9         active project lists on its website; redefining the
   10         term “significant change”; revising the department’s
   11         reporting requirements; specifying allowable uses for
   12         certain surplus funds; revising the requirements for a
   13         specified summary; requiring that funding for certain
   14         projects remain available for a specified period;
   15         amending s. 161.143, F.S.; specifying the scope of
   16         certain projects; revising the list of projects
   17         included as inlet management projects; requiring that
   18         certain projects be considered separate and apart from
   19         other specified projects; revising the ranking
   20         criteria to be used by the department to establish
   21         certain funding priorities for certain inlet-caused
   22         beach erosion projects; revising provisions
   23         authorizing the department to spend certain
   24         appropriated funds for the management of inlets;
   25         deleting a provision authorizing the department to
   26         spend certain appropriated funds for specified inlet
   27         studies; revising the required elements of the
   28         department’s report of prioritized inlet management
   29         projects; revising the funds that the department must
   30         make available to certain inlet management projects;
   31         requiring the department to include specified
   32         activities on the inlet management project list;
   33         deleting provisions requiring the department to make
   34         available funding for specified projects; deleting a
   35         requirement that the Legislature designate a project
   36         as an Inlet of the Year; requiring the department to
   37         update and maintain a report regarding the progress of
   38         certain inlet management projects; deleting certain
   39         temporary provisions relating to specified
   40         appropriations; revising the requirements for the
   41         report; amending s. 161.161, F.S.; revising
   42         requirements for the comprehensive long-term
   43         management plan; requiring the plan to include a
   44         strategic beach management plan, a critically eroded
   45         beaches report, and a statewide long-range budget
   46         plan; providing for the development and maintenance of
   47         such plans; deleting a requirement that the department
   48         submit a certain beach management plan on a certain
   49         date each year; requiring the department to hold a
   50         public meeting before finalization of the strategic
   51         beach management plan; requiring the department to
   52         submit a 3-year work plan and a related forecast for
   53         the availability of funding to the Legislature;
   54         providing effective dates.
   56  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   58         Section 1. Effective July 1, 2020, subsection (14) of
   59  section 161.101, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   60         161.101 State and local participation in authorized
   61  projects and studies relating to beach management and erosion
   62  control.—
   63         (14) The intent of the Legislature in preserving and
   64  protecting Florida’s sandy beaches pursuant to this act is to
   65  direct beach erosion control appropriations to the state’s most
   66  severely eroded beaches, and to prevent further adverse impact
   67  caused by improved, modified, or altered inlets, coastal
   68  armoring, or existing upland development. In establishing annual
   69  project funding priorities, the department shall seek formal
   70  input from local coastal governments, beach and general
   71  government interest groups, and university experts. The
   72  department shall adopt by rule a scoring system to determine
   73  annual project funding priorities. The scoring system must
   74  consist of the following criteria equally weighted within the
   75  following specified tiers criteria to be considered by the
   76  department in determining annual funding priorities shall
   77  include:
   78         (a) Tier 1 must account for 20 percent of the total score
   79  and consist of the tourism-related return on investment and the
   80  economic impact of the project. The return on investment of the
   81  project is the ratio of the tourism-related tax revenues for the
   82  most recent year to the amount of state funding requested for
   83  the proposed project. The economic impact of the project is the
   84  ratio of the tourism-related tax revenues for the most recent
   85  year to all county tax revenues for the most recent year. The
   86  department must calculate these ratios using state sales tax and
   87  tourism development tax data of the county having jurisdiction
   88  over the project area. If multiple counties have jurisdiction
   89  over the project area, the department must assess each county
   90  individually using these ratios. The department shall calculate
   91  the mean average of these ratios to determine the final overall
   92  assessment for the multicounty project the severity of erosion
   93  conditions, the threat to existing upland development, and
   94  recreational and/or economic benefits.
   95         (b) Tier 2 must account for 45 percent of the total score
   96  and consist of all of the following criteria:
   97         1. The availability of federal matching dollars,
   98  considering federal authorization, the federal cost-share
   99  percentage, and the status of the funding award.
  100         2.The storm damage reduction benefits of the project based
  101  on the following considerations:
  102         a.The current conditions of the project area, including
  103  any recent storm damage impact, as a percentage of volume of
  104  sand lost since the most recent beach nourishment event or most
  105  recent beach surveys. If the project area has not been
  106  previously restored, the department must use the historical
  107  background erosion rate;
  108         b.The overall potential threat to existing upland
  109  development, including public and private structures and
  110  infrastructure, based on the percentage of vulnerable shoreline
  111  within the project boundaries; and
  112         c.The value of upland property benefiting from the
  113  protection provided by the project and its subsequent
  114  maintenance. A property must be within one-quarter mile of the
  115  project boundaries to be considered under the criterion
  116  specified in this sub-subparagraph.
  117         3.The cost-effectiveness of the project based on the
  118  yearly cost per volume per mile of proposed beach fill
  119  placement. The department shall also consider the following when
  120  assessing cost-effectiveness pursuant to this subparagraph:
  121         a.The existence of projects with proposed structural or
  122  design components to extend the beach nourishment interval;
  123         b.Existing beach nourishment projects that reduce upland
  124  storm damage costs by incorporating new or enhanced dune
  125  structures or new or existing dune restoration and revegetation
  126  projects;
  127         c.Proposed innovative technologies designed to reduce
  128  project costs; and
  129         d.Regional sediment management strategies and coordination
  130  to conserve sand source resources and reduce project costs.
  131         (c) Tier 3 must account for 20 percent of the total score
  132  and consist of all of the following criteria: The extent of
  133  local government sponsor financial and administrative commitment
  134  to the project, including a long-term financial plan with a
  135  designated funding source or sources for initial construction
  136  and periodic maintenance.
  137         1.(d) Previous state commitment and involvement in the
  138  project, considering previously funded phases, the total amount
  139  of previous state funding, and previous partial appropriations
  140  for the proposed project.
  141         2.The recreational benefits of the project based on:
  142         a.The accessible beach area added by the project; and
  143         b.The percentage of linear footage within the project
  144  boundaries which is zoned:
  145         (I)As recreational or open space;
  146         (II)For commercial use; or
  147         (III)To otherwise allow for public lodging establishments.
  148         (e)The anticipated physical performance of the proposed
  149  project, including the frequency of periodic planned
  150  nourishment.
  151         3.(f) The extent to which the proposed project mitigates
  152  the adverse impact of improved, modified, or altered inlets on
  153  adjacent beaches.
  154         (g)Innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally
  155  sensitive applications to reduce erosion.
  156         (h)Projects that provide enhanced habitat within or
  157  adjacent to designated refuges of nesting sea turtles.
  158         (i) The extent to which local or regional sponsors of beach
  159  erosion control projects agree to coordinate the planning,
  160  design, and construction of their projects to take advantage of
  161  identifiable cost savings.
  162         4.(j) The degree to which the project addresses the state’s
  163  most significant beach erosion problems as a function of the
  164  linear footage of the project shoreline and the cubic yards of
  165  sand placed per mile per year.
  166         (d)Tier 4 must account for 15 percent of the total score
  167  and consist of all of the following criteria:
  168         1.Increased prioritization of projects that have been on
  169  the department’s ranked project list for successive years and
  170  that have not previously secured state funding for project
  171  implementation.
  172         2.Environmental habitat enhancement, recognizing state or
  173  federal critical habitat areas for threatened or endangered
  174  species which may be subject to extensive shoreline armoring, or
  175  recognizing areas where extensive shoreline armoring threatens
  176  the availability or quality of habitat for such species. Turtle
  177  friendly designs, dune and vegetation projects for areas with
  178  redesigned or reduced fill templates, proposed incorporation of
  179  best management practices and adaptive management strategies to
  180  protect resources, and innovative technologies designed to
  181  benefit critical habitat preservation may also be considered.
  182         3.The overall readiness of the project to proceed in a
  183  timely manner, considering the project’s readiness for the
  184  construction phase of development, the status of required
  185  permits, the status of any needed easement acquisition, the
  186  availability of local funding sources, and the establishment of
  187  an erosion control line. If the department identifies specific
  188  reasonable and documented concerns that the project will not
  189  proceed in a timely manner, the department may choose not to
  190  include the project in the annual funding priorities submitted
  191  to the Legislature.
  193  If In the event that more than one project qualifies equally
  194  under the provisions of this subsection, the department shall
  195  assign funding priority to those projects shown to be most that
  196  are ready to proceed.
  197         Section 2. Subsection (20) of section 161.101, Florida
  198  Statutes, is amended to read:
  199         161.101 State and local participation in authorized
  200  projects and studies relating to beach management and erosion
  201  control.—
  202         (20) The department shall maintain active project lists,
  203  updated at least quarterly, listings on its website by fiscal
  204  year in order to provide transparency regarding those projects
  205  receiving funding and the funding amounts, and to facilitate
  206  legislative reporting and oversight. In consideration of this
  207  intent:
  208         (a) The department shall notify the Executive Office of the
  209  Governor and the Legislature regarding any significant changes
  210  in the funding levels of a given project as initially requested
  211  in the department’s budget submission and subsequently included
  212  in approved annual funding allocations. The term “significant
  213  change” means a project-specific change or cumulative changes
  214  that exceed the project’s original allocation by $500,000 or
  215  that exceed those changes exceeding 25 percent of the a
  216  project’s original allocation.
  217         1.Except as provided in subparagraph 2., if there is
  218  surplus funding, the department must provide a notification and
  219  supporting justification shall be provided to the Executive
  220  Office of the Governor and the Legislature to indicate whether
  221  surplus additional dollars are intended to be used for inlet
  222  management projects pursuant to s. 161.143 or for beach
  223  restoration and beach nourishment projects, offered for
  224  reversion as part of the next appropriations process, or used
  225  for other specified priority projects on active project lists.
  226         2.For surplus funds for projects that do not have a
  227  significant change, the department may use such funds for the
  228  same purposes identified in subparagraph 1. The department must
  229  post the uses of such funds on the project listing web page of
  230  its website. No other notice or supporting justification is
  231  required before the use of surplus funds for a project that does
  232  not have a significant change.
  233         (b) The department shall prepare a summary of specific
  234  project activities for the current fiscal year, their funding
  235  status, and changes to annual project lists for the current and
  236  preceding fiscal year. shall be prepared by The department shall
  237  include the summary and included with the department’s
  238  submission of its annual legislative budget request.
  239         (c) Funding for specific projects on annual project lists
  240  approved by the Legislature must remain available for such
  241  projects for 18 months. A local project sponsor may at any time
  242  release, in whole or in part, appropriated project dollars by
  243  formal notification to the department. The department, which
  244  shall notify the Executive Office of the Governor and the
  245  Legislature of such release and. Notification must indicate in
  246  the notification how the project dollars are recommended
  247  intended to be used after such release.
  248         Section 3. Subsections (2) through (5) of section 161.143,
  249  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  250         161.143 Inlet management; planning, prioritizing, funding,
  251  approving, and implementing projects.—
  252         (2) The department shall establish annual funding
  253  priorities for studies, activities, or other projects concerning
  254  inlet management. Such inlet management projects constitute the
  255  intended scope of this section and s. 161.142 and consist of
  256  include, but are not limited to, inlet sand bypassing,
  257  improvement of infrastructure to facilitate sand bypassing,
  258  modifications to channel dredging, jetty redesign, jetty repair,
  259  disposal of spoil material, and the development, revision,
  260  adoption, or implementation of an inlet management plan.
  261  Projects considered for funding pursuant to this section must be
  262  considered separate and apart from projects reviewed and
  263  prioritized in s. 161.101(14). The funding priorities
  264  established by the department under this section must be
  265  consistent with the requirements and legislative declaration in
  266  ss. 161.101(14), 161.142, and 161.161(1)(b). In establishing
  267  funding priorities under this subsection and before transmitting
  268  the annual inlet project list to the Legislature under
  269  subsection (4) (5), the department shall seek formal input from
  270  local coastal governments, beach and general government
  271  associations and other coastal interest groups, and university
  272  experts concerning annual funding priorities for inlet
  273  management projects. In order to maximize the benefits of
  274  efforts to address the inlet-caused beach erosion problems of
  275  this state, the ranking criteria used by the department to
  276  establish funding priorities for studies, activities, or other
  277  projects concerning inlet management must include equal
  278  consideration of:
  279         (a) An estimate of the annual quantity of beach-quality
  280  sand reaching the updrift boundary of the improved jetty or
  281  inlet channel.
  282         (b) The severity of the erosion to the adjacent beaches
  283  caused by the inlet and the extent to which the proposed project
  284  mitigates the erosive effects of the inlet.
  285         (c) The overall significance and anticipated success of the
  286  proposed project in mitigating the erosive effects of the inlet,
  287  balancing the sediment budget of the inlet and adjacent beaches,
  288  and addressing the sand deficit along the inlet-affected
  289  shorelines.
  290         (d) The extent to which existing bypassing activities at an
  291  inlet would benefit from modest, cost-effective improvements
  292  when considering the volumetric increases from the proposed
  293  project, the availability of beach-quality sand currently not
  294  being bypassed to adjacent eroding beaches, and the ease with
  295  which such beach-quality sand may be obtained.
  296         (e) The cost-effectiveness of sand made available by a
  297  proposed inlet management project or activity relative to other
  298  sand source opportunities that would be used to address inlet
  299  caused beach erosion The interest and commitment of local
  300  governments as demonstrated by their willingness to coordinate
  301  the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of an inlet
  302  management project and their financial plan for funding the
  303  local cost share for initial construction, ongoing sand
  304  bypassing, channel dredging, and maintenance.
  305         (f) The existence of a proposed or recently updated The
  306  previous completion or approval of a state-sponsored inlet
  307  management plan or a local-government-sponsored inlet study
  308  addressing concerning the inlet addressed by the proposed
  309  project, the ease of updating and revising any such plan or
  310  study, and the adequacy and specificity of the plan’s or study’s
  311  recommendations concerning the mitigation of an inlet’s erosive
  312  effects on adjacent beaches.
  313         (g) The degree to which the proposed project will enhance
  314  the performance and longevity of proximate beach nourishment
  315  projects, thereby reducing the frequency of such periodic
  316  nourishment projects.
  317         (h) The project-ranking criteria in s. 161.101(14) to the
  318  extent such criteria are applicable to inlet management studies,
  319  projects, and activities and are distinct from, and not
  320  duplicative of, the criteria listed in paragraphs (a)-(g).
  321         (3) The department may pay from legislative appropriations
  322  up to 75 percent of the construction costs of an initial major
  323  inlet management project component for the purpose of mitigating
  324  the erosive effects of the inlet to the shoreline and balancing
  325  the sediment budget. The remaining balance of such construction
  326  costs must be paid from other funding sources, such as local
  327  sponsors. All project costs not associated with an initial major
  328  inlet management project component must be shared equally by
  329  state and local sponsors in accordance with, pursuant to s.
  330  161.101 and notwithstanding s. 161.101(15), pay from legislative
  331  appropriations provided for these purposes 75 percent of the
  332  total costs, or, if applicable, the nonfederal costs, of a
  333  study, activity, or other project concerning the management of
  334  an inlet. The balance must be paid by the local governments or
  335  special districts having jurisdiction over the property where
  336  the inlet is located.
  337         (4) Using the legislative appropriation to the statewide
  338  beach-management-support category of the department’s fixed
  339  capital outlay funding request, the department may employ
  340  university-based or other contractual sources and pay 100
  341  percent of the costs of studies that are consistent with the
  342  legislative declaration in s. 161.142 and that:
  343         (a) Determine, calculate, refine, and achieve general
  344  consensus regarding net annual sediment transport volumes to be
  345  used for the purpose of planning and prioritizing inlet
  346  management projects; and
  347         (b) Appropriate, assign, and apportion responsibilities
  348  between inlet beneficiaries for the erosion caused by a
  349  particular inlet on adjacent beaches.
  350         (4)(5) The department shall annually provide an inlet
  351  management project list, in priority order, to the Legislature
  352  as part of the department’s budget request. The list must
  353  include studies, projects, or other activities that address the
  354  management of at least 10 separate inlets and that are ranked
  355  according to the criteria established under subsection (2).
  356         (a) The department shall designate for make available at
  357  least 10 percent of the total amount that the Legislature
  358  appropriates in each fiscal year for statewide beach management
  359  for the three highest-ranked projects on the current year’s
  360  inlet management project list, in priority order, an amount that
  361  is at least equal to the greater of:
  362         1.Ten percent of the total amount that the Legislature
  363  appropriates in the fiscal year for statewide beach management;
  364  or
  365         2.The percentage of inlet management funding requests from
  366  local sponsors as a proportion of the total amount of statewide
  367  beach management dollars requested in a given year.
  368         (b) The department shall include inlet monitoring
  369  activities ranked on the inlet management project list as one
  370  aggregated subcategory on the overall inlet management project
  371  list make available at least 50 percent of the funds
  372  appropriated for the feasibility and design category in the
  373  department’s fixed capital outlay funding request for projects
  374  on the current year’s inlet management project list which
  375  involve the study for, or design or development of, an inlet
  376  management project.
  377         (c) The department shall make available all statewide beach
  378  management funds that remain unencumbered or are allocated to
  379  non-project-specific activities for projects on legislatively
  380  approved inlet management project lists. Funding for local
  381  government-specific projects on annual project lists approved by
  382  the Legislature must remain available for such purposes for a
  383  period of 18 months pursuant to s. 216.301(2)(a). Based on an
  384  assessment and the department’s determination that a project
  385  will not be ready to proceed during this 18-month period, such
  386  funds shall be used for inlet management projects on
  387  legislatively approved lists.
  388         (5)(d)The Legislature shall designate one of the three
  389  highest projects on the inlet management project list in any
  390  year as the Inlet of the Year. The department shall update and
  391  maintain an annual annually report on its website to the
  392  Legislature concerning the extent to which each inlet project
  393  designated by the Legislature as Inlet of the Year has succeeded
  394  in balancing the sediment budget of the inlet and adjacent
  395  beaches and in, mitigating the inlet’s erosive effects on
  396  adjacent beaches. The report must provide an estimate of the
  397  quantity of sediment bypassed, transferred, and transferring or
  398  otherwise placed placing beach-quality sand on adjacent eroding
  399  beaches, or in such beaches’ nearshore area, for the purpose of
  400  offsetting the erosive effects of inlets on the beaches of this
  401  state.
  402         Section 4. Effective July 1, 2020, subsection (1) and
  403  present subsection (2) of section 161.161, Florida Statutes, are
  404  amended, a new subsection (2) is added to that section, and
  405  present subsections (2) through (7) are redesignated as
  406  subsections (3) through (8), respectively, to read:
  407         161.161 Procedure for approval of projects.—
  408         (1) The department shall develop and maintain a
  409  comprehensive long-term beach management plan for the
  410  restoration and maintenance of the state’s critically eroded
  411  beaches fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Straits
  412  of Florida. In developing and maintaining this the beach
  413  management plan, the department shall:
  414         (a) Address long-term solutions to the problem of
  415  critically eroded beaches in this state.
  416         (b) Evaluate each improved, modified, or altered inlet and
  417  determine whether the inlet is a significant cause of beach
  418  erosion. With respect to each inlet determined to be a
  419  significant cause of beach erosion, the plan shall include:
  420         1. the extent to which such inlet causes beach erosion and
  421  recommendations to mitigate the erosive impact of the inlet,
  422  including, but not limited to, recommendations regarding inlet
  423  sediment bypassing; improvement of infrastructure to facilitate
  424  sand bypassing; modifications to channel dredging, jetty design,
  425  and disposal of spoil material; establishment of feeder beaches;
  426  and beach restoration and beach nourishment; and
  427         2. Cost estimates necessary to take inlet corrective
  428  measures and recommendations regarding cost sharing among the
  429  beneficiaries of such inlet.
  430         (c) Evaluate Design criteria for beach restoration and
  431  beach nourishment projects, including, but not limited to,:
  432         1. dune elevation and width and revegetation and
  433  stabilization requirements,; and
  434         2. beach profiles profile.
  435         (d) Consider Evaluate the establishment of regional
  436  sediment management alternatives for one or more individual
  437  beach and inlet sand bypassing projects feeder beaches as an
  438  alternative to direct beach restoration when appropriate and
  439  cost-effective, and recommend the location of such regional
  440  sediment management alternatives feeder beaches and the source
  441  of beach-compatible sand.
  442         (e) Identify causes of shoreline erosion and change,
  443  determine calculate erosion rates, and maintain an updated list
  444  of critically eroded sandy beaches based on data, analyses, and
  445  investigations of shoreline conditions and project long-term
  446  erosion for all major beach and dune systems by surveys and
  447  profiles.
  448         (f) Identify shoreline development and degree of density
  449  and Assess impacts of development and coastal protection
  450  shoreline protective structures on shoreline change and erosion.
  451         (g) Identify short-term and long-term economic costs and
  452  benefits of beaches to the state of Florida and individual beach
  453  communities, including recreational value to user groups, tax
  454  base, revenues generated, and beach acquisition and maintenance
  455  costs.
  456         (h) Study dune and vegetation conditions, identify existing
  457  beach projects without dune features or with dunes without
  458  adequate elevations, and encourage dune restoration and
  459  revegetation to be incorporated as part of storm damage recovery
  460  projects or future dune maintenance events.
  461         (i) Identify beach areas used by marine turtles and develop
  462  strategies for protection of the turtles and their nests and
  463  nesting locations.
  464         (j) Identify alternative management responses to preserve
  465  undeveloped beach and dune systems and, to restore damaged beach
  466  and dune systems. In identifying such management responses, the
  467  department shall consider, at a minimum, and to prevent
  468  inappropriate development and redevelopment on migrating
  469  beaches, and consider beach restoration and nourishment,
  470  armoring, relocation and abandonment, dune and vegetation
  471  restoration, and acquisition.
  472         (k) Document procedures and policies for preparing post
  473  storm damage assessments and corresponding recovery plans,
  474  including repair cost estimates Establish criteria, including
  475  costs and specific implementation actions, for alternative
  476  management techniques.
  477         (l) Identify and assess Select and recommend appropriate
  478  management measures for all of the state’s critically eroded
  479  sandy beaches in a beach management program.
  480         (m) Establish a list of beach restoration and beach
  481  nourishment projects, arranged in order of priority, and the
  482  funding levels needed for such projects.
  483         (2)The comprehensive long-term management plan developed
  484  and maintained by the department pursuant to subsection (1) must
  485  include, at a minimum, a strategic beach management plan, a
  486  critically eroded beaches report, and a statewide long-range
  487  budget plan. The long-range budget plan must include a 3-year
  488  work plan for beach restoration, beach nourishment, and inlet
  489  management projects that lists planned projects for each of the
  490  3 fiscal years addressed in the work plan.
  491         (a) The strategic beach management plan must identify and
  492  recommend appropriate measures for all of the state’s critically
  493  eroded sandy beaches and may incorporate plans be prepared at
  494  the regional level, taking into account based upon areas of
  495  greatest need and probable federal and local funding. Upon
  496  approval in accordance with this section, such regional plans,
  497  along with the 3-year work plan identified in subparagraph
  498  (c)1., must shall be components of the statewide beach
  499  management plan and shall serve as the basis for state funding
  500  decisions upon approval in accordance with chapter 86-138, Laws
  501  of Florida. Before finalizing the strategic beach management
  502  plan In accordance with a schedule established for the
  503  submission of regional plans by the department, any completed
  504  plan must be submitted to the secretary of the department for
  505  approval no later than March 1 of each year. These regional
  506  plans shall include, but shall not be limited to,
  507  recommendations of appropriate funding mechanisms for
  508  implementing projects in the beach management plan, giving
  509  consideration to the use of single-county and multicounty taxing
  510  districts or other revenue generation measures by state and
  511  local governments and the private sector. Prior to presenting
  512  the plan to the secretary of the department, the department
  513  shall hold a public meeting in the region areas for which the
  514  plan is prepared or hold a publicly noticed webinar. The plan
  515  submission schedule shall be submitted to the secretary for
  516  approval. Any revisions to such schedule must be approved in
  517  like manner.
  518         (b)The critically eroded beaches report must be developed
  519  and maintained based primarily on the requirements specified in
  520  paragraph (1)(e).
  521         (c)The statewide long-range budget plan must include at
  522  least 5 years of planned beach restoration, beach nourishment,
  523  and inlet management project funding needs as identified, and
  524  subsequently refined, by local government sponsors. This plan
  525  must consist of two components:
  526         1.A 3-year work plan that identifies beach restoration,
  527  beach nourishment, and inlet management projects viable for
  528  implementation during the next 3 fiscal years, as determined by
  529  available cost-sharing, local sponsor support, regulatory
  530  considerations, and the ability of the project to proceed as
  531  scheduled. The 3-year work plan must, for each fiscal year,
  532  identify proposed projects and their current development status,
  533  listing them in priority order based on the applicable criteria
  534  established in ss. 161.101(14) and 161.143(2). Specific funding
  535  requests and criteria ranking, pursuant to ss. 161.101(14) and
  536  161.143(2), may be modified as warranted in each successive
  537  fiscal year, and such modifications must be documented and
  538  submitted to the Legislature with each 3-year work plan. Year
  539  one projects shall consist of those projects identified for
  540  funding consideration in the ensuing fiscal year.
  541         2.A long-range plan that identifies projects for inclusion
  542  in the fourth and fifth ensuing fiscal years. These projects may
  543  be presented by region and do not need to be presented in
  544  priority order; however, the department should identify issues
  545  that may prevent successful completion of such projects and
  546  recommend solutions that would allow the projects to progress
  547  into the 3-year work plan.
  548         (3)(2)Annually, The secretary shall annually present the
  549  3-year work plan to the Legislature. The work plan must be
  550  accompanied by a 3-year financial forecast for the availability
  551  of funding for the projects recommendations for funding beach
  552  erosion control projects prioritized according to the criteria
  553  established in s. 161.101(14).
  554         Section 5. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
  555  act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019.