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

       The Committee on Appropriations (Simmons) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Substitute Amendment (934000) (with
    2  title amendment)
    4         Between lines 186 and 187
    5  insert:
    6         Section 2. Section 373.4598, Florida Statutes, is created
    7  to read:
    8         373.4598Water storage reservoirs.—
    9         (1) The C-51 reservoir project is a water storage facility
   10  as defined in s. 373.475. The C-51 reservoir project is located
   11  in western Palm Beach County south of the Lake Okeechobee and
   12  consists of in-ground reservoirs and conveyance structures that
   13  will provide water supply and water management benefits to
   14  participating water supply utilities and will also provide
   15  environmental benefits by reducing freshwater discharges to tide
   16  and making water available for natural systems.
   17         (2) Phase I of the project will provide approximately
   18  14,000 acre-feet of storage and will hydraulically connect to
   19  the district’s L-8 Flow Equalization Basin. Phase II of the
   20  project will provide approximately 46,000 acre-feet of water
   21  storage, for a total increase of 60,000 acre-feet of water
   22  storage.
   23         (3) For Phase II of the C-51 reservoir project, the
   24  district may negotiate with the owners of the C-51 reservoir
   25  project site for the acquisition of the project or to enter into
   26  a publicprivate partnership. The district may acquire land near
   27  the C-51 reservoir through the purchase or exchange of land that
   28  is owned by the district or the state as necessary to implement
   29  Phase II of the project. The state and the district may consider
   30  potential swaps of land owned by the state or the district to
   31  achieve an optimal combination of water quality and water
   32  storage. The district may not exercise eminent domain for the
   33  purpose of implementing the C-51 reservoir project.
   34         (4) If state funds are appropriated for Phase I or Phase II
   35  of the C-51 reservoir project:
   36         (a) The district shall operate the reservoir to maximize
   37  the reduction of high-volume Lake Okeechobee regulatory releases
   38  to the St. Lucie or Caloosahatchee estuaries in addition to
   39  providing relief to the Lake Worth Lagoon;
   40         (b) Water made available by the reservoir shall be used for
   41  natural systems in addition to any allocated amounts for water
   42  supply; and
   43         (c) Any water received from Lake Okeechobee may not be
   44  available to support consumptive use permits.
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   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Delete line 254
   49  and insert:
   50         report; creating s. 373.4598, F.S.; providing details
   51         on the C-51 reservoir project; authorizing the
   52         district to negotiate with the owners of the C-51
   53         reservoir project site; providing requirements for the
   54         C-51 reservoir project; authorizing the district to
   55         purchase land near the reservoir for a specified goal;
   56         authorizing the state and the district to consider
   57         potential swaps of land under certain circumstances;
   58         prohibiting the district from exercising eminent
   59         domain for the purpose of implementing the project;
   60         providing requirements if state funds are appropriated
   61         for the project; providing appropriations; providing
   62         an