NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District determined on April 23, 2018 that a permit was not required for the proposed construction of two new culverted fill roads within a silviculture area in the Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area in Hernando County, Section 2, Township 22 South, Range 19 East. The permit application was submitted by Katherine Burke, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (File Number 762186).
The file containing the application for this permit is available for inspection Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Office, 7601 US Hwy 301, Tampa, FL 33637-6759.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the District permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S., or may choose to pursue mediation as an alternative remedy under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, and Rules 28-106.111and 28-106.401-404, Florida Administrative Code. Petitions must comply with the requirements of Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 28-106 and be filed with (received by) the District Clerk, 7601 US Hwy 301, Tampa, FL 33637-6759. Petitions for administrative hearing on the above application must be filed within twenty-one (21) days of publication of this notice or within twenty-six (26) days of the District depositing notice of this intent in the mail for those persons to whom the District mails actual notice. Failure to file a petition within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right(s) such person(s) may have to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., concerning the subject permit. Petitions which are not filed in accordance with the above provisions are subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the District’s final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceedings, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.