RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
68F-54.001: Program Criteria and Standards
68F-54.0035: Waters Eligible and Eligibility Criteria for Aquatic Plant Management Funds
68F-54.005: Approval, Allocation, and Disbursement Procedures for Aquatic Plant Management Funds
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of this rule amendment effort is to clarify that the program operates as a cost reimbursement program; eliminate unnecessary definitions; and to modify which water bodies are eligible for aquatic plant management funding.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Subject areas covered in the proposed rules include program funding mechanism, rule definitions, and waters eligible for funding.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution, 369.20, 369.22 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: Art. IV, Sec. 9, Florida Constitution, 369.20, 369.22, 403.088 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: April 17, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and April 18, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: University of Florida/IFAS Osceola County Extension Office, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744 (April 17) and Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 (April 18).
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: The ADA Coordinator at (850)488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Anthony Pinzino, Legal Office, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, (850)487-1764, or email email@example.com. Preliminary text may be obtained from the following website: http://myfwc.com/media/2095334/AquaticPlantMngmntFunding68F-54.pdf.
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.