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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)  is denying Bay County Board of County Commissioner’s request to approve a draft ordinance to establish a Slow Speed Minimum Wake boating-restricted area within Grand Lagoon pursuant to Section 327.46(1)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Rule 68D-21.004(3)(a) – (e), Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). 

Pursuant to Rule 68D-21.002(5), F.A.C., any substantially affected person may request review of this denial; the request must be received by the Boating and Waterway Section within 21 days following this notice, as required in Rule 68D-21.003, F.A.C.  If no request for review is timely received, this notice will constitute final agency action.

Following final agency action, a person whose substantial interests are affected by FWC’s action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes.  A person seeking a hearing on FWC’s action shall file a petition for hearing with the agency within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision.  The petition must comply with section 120.569, F.S., and the uniform rules of the Florida Division of Administration, chapter 28-106, F.A.C.  The enclosed Explanation of Rights statement provides additional information as to the rights of parties whose substantial interests are or may be affected by this action.

Please submit any requests for additional information directly to or contact Boating and Waterways Section at (850) 488-5600.

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No one may ski or aquaplane from 1/2 hour past sunset through 1/2 hour before sunrise.

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