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City of Miami-Beach  - Miami Beach Channel
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 3, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received an application from the City of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County requesting review and approval of a draft ordinance pursuant to Section 327.46, Florida Statutes (F.S.), establishing two boating restricted areas within the Miami Beach Channel adjacent to the Sunset Harbor Yacht Club (SHYC) pursuant to Section 327.46(1)(c)1., and 2., F.S.
The request is to establish (1) a Slow Speed Minimum Wake waterway vessel speed regulation within the area beginning at Marker 4 south to Marker 6, between the shoal area and Sunset Harbor Yacht Club (depicted as C on map), and (2) a 300’ Idle Speed No Wake waterway vessel speed regulation around the blind corner presented by the northwest corner of the Sunset Harbor Yacht Club (depicted as B on map).
The City of Miami Beach has the authority to establish the Idle Speed, No Wake vessel speed regulations within 500’ of the public access Barry Kutun Boat Ramp within the Maurice Gibb Memorial Park (depicted as A on map) pursuant to Section 327.46(1)(b)1. a., F.S.
As required by Rule 68D-21.001(3), Florida Administrative Code., the City of Miami-Beach will publish as provided by Sections 50.011-.031, F.S., once a week for two consecutive weeks, notice of the public hearing on the ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the area(s) affected by the ordinance.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Pursuant to Rule 68D-21.002, F.A.C., comments regarding the request will be accepted no more than 21 calendar days from the date of publication/distribution of this public notice.
COMMENT DUE DATE: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (5:00 PM EST)
A COPY OF THE APPLICATION CAN BE OBTAINED BY EMAIL (IN PDF FORMAT) OR BY US MAIL. Please submit your request directly to waterway.management@myfwc.com

 

City of Milton - Blackwater River

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 31, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received an application from the City of Milton in Santa Rosa County requesting review and approval of a draft ordinance pursuant to Section 327.46, Florida Statutes (F.S.), establishing a boating restricted area within the Blackwater River pursuant to Section 327.46(1)(c), F.S.

The request is to (1) establish waterway vessel speed regulation within the “gap” located to the west of Russell Harber Landing Boat Landing Boat Launch and south to River Walk, (as depicted on map) and (2) establish waterway vessel speed regulation within the waterway adjacent to the Russell Harber Landing Boat Launch and River Walk at Slow Speed Minimum Wake. The waterways adjacent to the Russell Harber Landing Boat Launch and River Walk can be regulated at Idle Speed No Wake pursuant to Section 327.46 (1)(b), F.S. However, as provided in Rule 68D-21.004, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and after consultation with FWC, the City of Milton proposes to regulate the waterway at Slow Speed Minimum Wake.  This will complement the adjacent vessel speed restriction; reduce confusion of the vessel speed as well as the amount of markers needed to post the regulations.

As required by Rule 68D-21.001(3), F.A.C., the City of Milton will publish as provided by Sections 50.011-.031, F.S., once a week for two consecutive weeks, notice of the public hearing on the ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the area(s) affected by the ordinance.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Pursuant to Rule 68D-21.002, F.A.C., comments regarding the request will be accepted no more than 21 calendar days from the date of publication/distribution of this public notice.

COMMENT DUE DATE: Monday, March 10, 2014 (5:00 PM EST)
A COPY OF THE APPLICATION CAN BE OBTAINED BY EMAIL (IN PDF FORMAT) OR BY US MAIL.  Please submit your request directly to waterway.management@myfwc.com

 

St. Johns River Boating Restricted Areas - 68D-24.018, FAC

The purpose and effect of this rule amendment is to address needed changes to the boating restricted areas created by this rule. Additionally, the purpose is to address rule changes governing vessel speeds on the St. Johns River in Lake, Seminole and Volusia counties, where necessary, to manage this waterway and promote its use for safe boating. Staff has identified several needed changes, to include, but not limited to: repealing regulations in the tributaries of South Moon and Jungle Den Canals; making minor changes to the footprints of the State Road 40 (Astor) Bridge, State Road 44 (Whitehair) Bridge and Lake Monroe boating restricted areas; clarifying and modifying the geographic descriptions for seven zone boundaries; updating the rule maps, and removing the authority for Lake, Seminole and Volusia counties to mark the state-adopted year-round boating restricted areas.

The rule amendment modifies seven zones in the Florida Intracoastal Waterway on the St. Johns River in a manner which maintains the existing footprint of each zone as currently marked. The amendment modifies the locations used to describe zone boundaries, increases the regulated vessel speed in the year-round zones from “Idle Speed No Wake” to “Slow Speed Minimum Wake,” repeals duplicative regulations in two tributaries, updates rule maps, removes the authority for Lake, Seminole and Volusia counties to mark the state-adopted year-round boating restricted areas and includes language to exclude water bodies such as canals and boat basins.

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Major Richard Moore, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, Boating and Waterways Section, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600 (waterway.management@myfwc.com)

 


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