40D-3.037: Rules, Publications and Agreements Incorporated by Reference
40D-3.507: Casing and Liner Pipe Standards
40D-3.517: Grouting and Sealing
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rulemaking is to amend Rule 40D-3.037, F.A.C., to incorporate Chapters 62-528 (Underground Injection Control) and 62-532 (Water Well Permitting and Construction), F.A.C., which were recently amended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department). The rulemaking will also amend Rules 40D-3.507 and 40D-3.517, F.A.C., to reference those sections of Chapters 62-528 and 62-532, F.A.C., that were renumbered as a result of the amendments undertaken by the Department. The rulemaking will ensure consistency between the rules of the District and the Department governing well construction.
SUMMARY: Modification of District Rules Requiring Well Construction Permits.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:
The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: This rulemaking will not result in increased costs to small businesses or other regulated entities as a result of the proposed amendments. Therefore, this rulemaking will not result in any adverse economic impacts or regulatory cost increases that require a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs or legislative ratification.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 373.044, 373.113, 373.171, 373.309, 373.337 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 373.046, 373.103, 373.306, 373.308, 373.309, 373.323, 373.324, 373.333 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAW.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: The Southwest Florida Water Management District Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352)796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1(800)423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1(800)231-6103 or email to ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state.fl.us.. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Sonya White, Office of General Counsel, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813)985-7481 Ext. 4660. (OGC File No. 2012020).
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
40D-3.037 Rules, Publications and Agreements Incorporated by Reference.
(1) The regulations promulgated by the Department governing Underground Injection Control as set forth in Chapter 62-528, F.A.C. (2-16-12), the construction of water wells as set forth in Chapter 62-532, F.A.C. (2-16-12)
( 3-28-02), the construction of water wells in delineated areas as set forth in Chapter 62-524, F.A.C. (6-27-00), the licensing requirements for Water Well Contractors as set forth in Chapter 62-531, F.A.C. (11-25-07), and the construction of public supply water wells as set forth in Chapter 62-555, F.A.C. (1-17-05), are hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule and shall apply to all water wells constructed, repaired, modified or abandoned in the District. The regulations can be obtained from the Department’s Division of Water Resource Management, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.
(2) through (5) No change.
Rulemaking Authority 373.044, 373.113, 373.309 FS. Law Implemented 373.046, 373.103, 373.308, 373.309, 373.323, 373.324, 373.333 FS. History–New 7-1-90, Amended 12-31-92, 4-11-94, 6-27-94, 9-22-94, 7-5-95, 10-19-95, 7-15-99, 6-23-03, 1-8-04, 8-19-08, 1-5-09, 8-30-09, 11-2-09, 6-7-10,________.
40D-3.507 Casing and Liner Pipe Standards.
(1) through (2) No change.
(3) Telescoped casings may be used provided that casings of different diameters are joined with an appropriate overlap and any annular space including the overlapped section shall be grouted in accordance with subparagraph 62-532.500(3)(i)
(2)(f)4., F.A.C. To prevent interchanges of water when multiple aquifers or zones are penetrated, grout shall extend from the bottom of the casing to the top of the innermost casing. The use of lead packers for this purpose is prohibited.
(a) through (b) No change.
(4) through (5) No change.
Specific Authority 373.044, 373.113, 373.171, 373.309, 373.337 FS. Law Implemented 373.306, 373.308, 373.309 FS. History–New 7-1-90, Amended 9-30-91, 12-31-92, 2-19-04,________.
40D-3.517 Grouting and Sealing.
Wells shall be grouted and sealed in accordance with paragraph 62-532.500(3)(i)
(2)(f), F.A.C., and this section, to protect the water resource from degradation caused by movement of waters along the well annulus either from the surface to the aquifer or between aquifers, and to prevent loss of artesian pressure in artesian aquifers.
(1) All wells that are constructed in a manner which creates an annular space between the casing and the naturally occurring geologic formations shall be grouted and sealed in accordance with the methodologies listed in subparagraph 62-532.500(3)(i)
(2)(d)4., F.A.C., and this section. The use of lead packers for this purpose is prohibited.
(2) through (3) No change.
Rulemaking Authority 373.044, 373.113, 373.171, 373.309, 373.337 FS. Law Implemented 373.306, 373.308, 373.309 FS. History–New 7-1-90, Amended 9-30-91, 12-31-92, 12-12-11,_________.