Florida Senate - 2022 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1238 Ì265632%Î265632 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (Polsky) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section 6 380.093, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (e) is 7 added to that subsection, to read: 8 380.093 Resilient Florida Grant Program; comprehensive 9 statewide flood vulnerability and sea level rise data set and 10 assessment; Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience 11 Plan; regional resilience entities.— 12 (3) RESILIENT FLORIDA GRANT PROGRAM.— 13 (b) Subject to appropriation, the department may provide 14 grants to a county or municipality to fund the costs of 15 community resilience planning and necessary data collection for 16 such planning, including comprehensive plan amendments and 17 necessary corresponding analyses that address the requirements 18 of s. 163.3178(2)(f); vulnerability assessments that identify or 19 address risks of flooding and sea level rise; the development of 20 projects, plans, and policies that allow communities to prepare 21 for threats from flooding and sea level rise; saltwater 22 intrusion vulnerability assessments for coastal counties 23 pursuant to paragraph (e); and projects to adapt critical assets 24 to the effects of flooding and sea level rise. 25 (e) Within the Resilient Florida Grant Program, beginning 26 July 1, 2023, the department may provide grants to coastal 27 counties to conduct vulnerability assessments analyzing the 28 effects of saltwater intrusion on the county’s water supply and 29 the preparedness of the county to respond to such a threat, 30 including water utility infrastructure, wellfield protection, 31 and freshwater supply management. 32 1. Each saltwater vulnerability assessment must include all 33 of the following information: 34 a. The county’s primary water utilities. 35 b. Current maps of the county’s freshwater wellfields and 36 latest saltwater intrusion impact lines. 37 c. Projections of saltwater intrusion over the next decade, 38 including specific wells that may be impacted during that 39 timeframe. 40 d. An analysis of the costs necessary to relocate 41 freshwater wellfields that are anticipated to be impacted, 42 including current projects that are underway to relocate the 43 freshwater wellfields. 44 2. The department shall use the information contained 45 within the county’s vulnerability assessment to update its 46 comprehensive statewide flood vulnerability and sea level rise 47 data set under subsection (4). 48 3. The department must make any appropriate information 49 from the vulnerability assessment it receives from coastal 50 counties pursuant to this paragraph available to the public on 51 the department’s website. 52 4. The department shall provide 50 percent cost-share 53 funding, up to $250,000, for each grant awarded under this 54 paragraph. A county with a population of 50,000 or less is not 55 required to contribute to the cost share. 56 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law. 57 58 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 59 And the title is amended as follows: 60 Delete everything before the enacting clause 61 and insert: 62 A bill to be entitled 63 An act relating to saltwater intrusion vulnerability 64 assessments; amending s. 380.093, F.S.; authorizing 65 the Department of Environmental Protection to provide 66 grants for saltwater intrusion vulnerability 67 assessments; specifying the purpose of and 68 requirements for the assessments; requiring the 69 department to update the comprehensive statewide flood 70 vulnerability and sea level rise data set and make 71 certain information received from the saltwater 72 intrusion vulnerability assessments available on its 73 website; requiring the department to provide cost 74 share funding up to a specified amount for awarded 75 grants; providing an effective date.