NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

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    NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

    Notice is given that the District’s Final Agency Action is approval of the application for an Environmental Resource Permit to serve the public access activities on 1.77 acres known as the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area Main Entrance Relocation.

    The project is located in Hernando County, Section 36, Township 21 South, Range 17 East. The permit applicant is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission whose address is 620 S. Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399.

    The Permit No. is 729481/47142542.000.

    The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above 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, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899.

    NOTICE OF RIGHTS

    Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District’s action regarding this matter may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the District’s action, or proposed action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the District’s Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within14 days for an Environmental Resource Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.

    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 of agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District in this matter have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
    Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute regarding the District’s action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing.

    (6/24/16)