The change is in response to testimony received at the final public hearing to adopt the proposed rule held on October 27, 2011 and the vote of the Council at the meeting held on October 27, 2011. A new Policy 4.1.9 has been added to the North Central Florida Strategic Regional Policy Plan. The new policy states as follows:
Policy 4.1.9 Ensure that local government comprehensive plans and Developments of Regional Impact do not include provisions relying upon Regional Plan Policies 4.1.5 and 4.1.6 contained herein as encouragement or justification to require the issuance of a local government permit for the consumptive use of water or the exercise of any other local government regulatory action preempting or having the effect of preempting the exclusive authority of water management districts over the consumptive use of water as authorized by Chapter 373, Florida Statutes.
Copies of the policy can be obtained from the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 N.W. 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603 or from its website at http://www.ncfrpc.org/publications.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Scott Koons, Executive Director, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 N.W. 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603