Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 976
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/02/2021           .                                

       The Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (Brodeur)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 25 - 41
    4  and insert:
    5  might be achieved by efforts to remove accumulated sediments by
    6  appropriate means, restore the natural river channel, remove
    7  invasive plants, and implement protective measures. The report
    8  must include an estimated cost for each improvement and
    9  potential funding sources. Local or state agencies or their
   10  contractors may conduct restoration efforts during the study
   11  period. The department and the water management district shall
   12  immediately review any permits north of SR 436 where the Little
   13  Wekiva River is identified as the “receiving waters” to assess
   14  whether any permittee is in violation of any permit conditions,
   15  take appropriate action to resolve any compliance issues, and
   16  remediate any impacts related to sedimentation in the Little
   17  Wekiva River and its adjacent wetland habitat. If a permittee or
   18  their contractors are found to be in violation of any permit
   19  condition associated with a project that has had an accumulation
   20  of sediments or has been found to have caused ecological harm to
   21  the Little Wekiva River, the permitting agencies shall levy all
   22  fines authorized by law commensurate with restoration costs.
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   25  And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete lines 9 - 13
   27  and insert:
   28         the Little Wekiva River by a specified date; providing
   29         requirements for the report; authorizing local and
   30         state entities or their contractors to conduct
   31         restoration efforts during the study period; requiring
   32         the department and the water management district to
   33         review certain permits along the Little Wekiva River;
   34         requiring certain enforcement actions to be taken for
   35         permittees found to not be in compliance; providing an