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  • Friday, October 17, 2014

    Legislative Conference – Discount Deadline is Approaching

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    Be sure to register by Wednesday, November 5th.  After this date, registration fees will increase $50. CLICK HERE to register online.  CLICK HERE for more conference information. 

    The FAC Legislative Conference will be held November 19-21 at the Marriott Tampa Waterside in Hillsborough County.  This is the final opportunity for the membership and Legislative Policy Committees to meet and voice their opinion on the policies FAC lobbies during the legislative session. On the final day, commissioners vote and adopt the final FAC policies. You do not have to serve on a policy committee to attend; all commissioners and county staff are encouraged to register!

     


  • Friday, October 17, 2014

    EPA Extends Comment Period on WOTUS Rule

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    The US Environmental Protection Agency has extended for the second time the public comment period on its controversial proposed rule to define the scope of Waters of the United States under Clean Water Act jurisdiction.  The new deadline for public comment is November 14, 2014.  

    The proposed rule, published on April 21, would give the agency greater authority to regulate water bodies such as ponds, streams, canals and ditches.   The extension comes as the EPA's Scientific Advisory Board is finalizing a report on the connectivity of these water bodies.   


  • Friday, October 17, 2014

    Update on Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule

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    After several workshops and a rule challenge by the Sierra Club, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) is now finalizing its revisions to the Urban Turf Rule, found in r. 5E-1003 F.A.C.  The Urban Turf Rule regulates what can be sold and marketed as a specialty fertilizer for turf and lawn, limiting nutrient levels and requiring specific application information on each fertilizer bag.

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