Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1590
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/14/2017           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural
       Resources (Latvala) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 465 - 533
    4  and insert:
    5  beach projects without dune features or with dunes without
    6  adequate elevations, and encourage dune restoration and
    7  revegetation to be incorporated as part of storm damage recovery
    8  projects or future dune maintenance events.
    9         (i) Identify beach areas used by marine turtles and develop
   10  strategies for protection of the turtles and their nests and
   11  nesting locations.
   12         (j) Identify alternative management responses to preserve
   13  undeveloped beach and dune systems and, to restore damaged beach
   14  and dune systems. In identifying such management responses, the
   15  department shall consider, at a minimum, and to prevent
   16  inappropriate development and redevelopment on migrating
   17  beaches, and consider beach restoration and nourishment,
   18  armoring, relocation and abandonment, dune and vegetation
   19  restoration, and acquisition.
   20         (k) Document procedures and policies for preparing post
   21  storm damage assessments and corresponding recovery plans,
   22  including repair cost estimates Establish criteria, including
   23  costs and specific implementation actions, for alternative
   24  management techniques.
   25         (l) Identify and assess Select and recommend appropriate
   26  management measures for all of the state’s critically eroded
   27  sandy beaches in a beach management program.
   28         (m) Establish a list of beach restoration and beach
   29  nourishment projects, arranged in order of priority, and the
   30  funding levels needed for such projects.
   31         (2)The comprehensive long-term management plan developed
   32  and maintained by the department pursuant to subsection (1) must
   33  include, at a minimum, a strategic beach management plan, a
   34  critically eroded beaches report, and a statewide long-range
   35  budget plan. The long-range budget plan must include a 3-year
   36  work plan for beach restoration, beach nourishment, and inlet
   37  management projects that lists planned projects for each of the
   38  3 fiscal years addressed in the work plan.
   39         (a) The strategic beach management plan must identify and
   40  recommend appropriate measures for all of the state’s critically
   41  eroded sandy beaches and may incorporate plans be prepared at
   42  the regional level taking into account based upon areas of
   43  greatest need and probable federal and local funding. Upon
   44  approval in accordance with this section, such regional plans,
   45  along with the 3-year work plan identified in subparagraph
   46  (c)1., shall be components of the statewide beach management
   47  plan and shall serve as the basis for state funding decisions
   48  upon approval in accordance with chapter 86-138, Laws of
   49  Florida. In accordance with a schedule established for the
   50  submission of regional plans by the department, any completed
   51  plan must be submitted to the secretary of the department for
   52  approval no later than March 1 of each year. These regional
   53  plans shall include, but shall not be limited to,
   54  recommendations of appropriate funding mechanisms for
   55  implementing projects in the beach management plan, giving
   56  consideration to the use of single-county and multicounty taxing
   57  districts or other revenue generation measures by state and
   58  local governments and the private sector. Prior to finalizing
   59  the strategic beach management presenting the plan to the
   60  secretary of the department, the department shall hold a public
   61  meeting in the region areas for which the plan is prepared or
   62  through a publicly noticed webinar. The plan submission schedule
   63  shall be submitted to the secretary for approval. Any revisions
   64  to such schedule must be approved in like manner.
   65         (b)The critically eroded beaches report must be developed
   66  and maintained based primarily on the requirements specified in
   67  paragraph (1)(e).
   68         (c)The statewide long-range budget plan must include at
   69  least 5 years of planned beach restoration, beach nourishment,
   70  and inlet management project funding needs as identified, and
   71  subsequently refined, by local government sponsors. This plan
   72  shall consist of two components:
   73         1.A 3-year work plan that identifies beach restoration,
   74  beach nourishment, and