Florida Senate - 2022 SB 882 By Senator Brodeur 9-01032-22 2022882__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to inventories of critical wetlands; 3 amending s. 373.036, F.S.; requiring each water 4 management district governing board, in cooperation 5 with local governments, to develop a list of critical 6 wetlands for acquisition using funds from the Land 7 Acquisition Trust Fund; requiring the boards to 8 consider certain criteria when including wetlands on 9 the list; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Present paragraph (e) of subsection (2) of 14 section 373.036, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph 15 (f), a new paragraph (e) is added to that subsection, and 16 paragraph (b) of subsection (7) of that section is amended, to 17 read: 18 373.036 Florida water plan; district water management 19 plans.— 20 (2) DISTRICT WATER MANAGEMENT PLANS.— 21 (e) As part of the district water management plan, each 22 governing board, in cooperation with local governments, shall 23 develop a list of critical wetlands to be acquired using funds 24 from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. The governing boards shall 25 consider all of the following criteria in designating a wetland 26 for inclusion on the list: 27 1. The ecological value of the wetland, as determined by 28 the physical and biological components of the environmental 29 system. 30 2. The effect of the wetland on water quality and flood 31 mitigation. 32 3. The ecosystem restoration value of the wetland. 33 4. The inherent susceptibility of the wetland to 34 development due to its geographical location or natural 35 aesthetics. 36 (7) CONSOLIDATED WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT.— 37 (b) The consolidated annual report shall contain the 38 following elements, as appropriate to that water management 39 district: 40 1. A district water management plan annual report or the 41 annual work plan report allowed in subparagraph (2)(f)4. 42
(2)(e)4.43 2. The department-approved minimum flows and minimum water 44 levels annual priority list and schedule required by s. 45 373.042(3). 46 3. The annual 5-year capital improvements plan required by 47 s. 373.536(6)(a)3. 48 4. The alternative water supplies annual report required by 49 s. 373.707(8)(n). 50 5. The final annual 5-year water resource development work 51 program required by s. 373.536(6)(a)4. 52 6. The Florida Forever Water Management District Work Plan 53 annual report required by s. 373.199(7). 54 7. The mitigation donation annual report required by s. 55 373.414(1)(b)2. 56 8. Information on all projects related to water quality or 57 water quantity as part of a 5-year work program, including: 58 a. A list of all specific projects identified to implement 59 a basin management action plan, including any projects to 60 connect onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems to central 61 sewerage systems and convert onsite sewage treatment and 62 disposal systems to enhanced nutrient-reducing onsite sewage 63 treatment and disposal systems, or a recovery or prevention 64 strategy; 65 b. A priority ranking for each listed project for which 66 state funding through the water resources development work 67 program is requested, which must be made available to the public 68 for comment at least 30 days before submission of the 69 consolidated annual report; 70 c. The estimated cost for each listed project; 71 d. The estimated completion date for each listed project; 72 e. The source and amount of financial assistance to be made 73 available by the department, a water management district, or 74 other entity for each listed project; and 75 f. A quantitative estimate of each listed project’s benefit 76 to the watershed, water body, or water segment in which it is 77 located. 78 9. A grade for each watershed, water body, or water segment 79 in which a project listed under subparagraph 8. is located 80 representing the level of impairment and violations of adopted 81 minimum flow or minimum water levels. The grading system must 82 reflect the severity of the impairment of the watershed, water 83 body, or water segment. 84 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.