NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 13, 2006 The St. Johns River Water Management District, received a petition for for variance from Calvary Chapel of Melbourne. Pursuant to Section 120.542, Florida Statutes, Calvary Chapel of Melbourne is seeking a variance from paragraph 40C-4.301(1)(k) and subparagraph 40C-41.063(1)(c)1., F.A.C., and Section 11.1.3 of the Applicant’s Handbook: Management and Storage of Surface Waters (February 1, 2005) (A.H.), with respect to Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Application 4-009-34530-4. The permit applicant is proposing to construct a parking lot addition to Calvary Chapel of Melbourne, an existing church in the City of West Melbourne, Brevard County. Subparagraph 40C-41.063(1)(c)1., F.A.C., and Section 11.1.3., A.H., prohibit the construction, operation, and maintenance of a surface water management system in the Upper St. Johns River Hydrologic Basin that results in an increase in the amount of water being diverted from the Basin to coastal receiving waters. Paragraph 40C-4.301(1)(k), F.A.C., requires permit applicants for an ERP to comply with any applicable special basin criteria established in Chapter 40C-41, F.A.C. These rules are intended to protect the water resources of the State by limiting discharges of fresh water to estuarine waters and curtailing interbasin diversion. Comments on this petition should be filed with Sandy Bertram, District Clerk, St. Johns River Water Management District, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177, within 14 days of publication of this notice. The petition has been assigned F.O.R. Number 2006-51.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Veronika Thiebach, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, St. Johns River Water Management District, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177, (386)329-4488.