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Lee County Government Division of Natural Resources Strategic Planning Presentation
Division of Natural Resources Roland Ottolini, P.E., Division Director Programs and Funding Sources Marine Services – General Fund Marine Services – General Fund Ground Water (Water Resources) – General Fund Ground Water (Water Resources) – General Fund Environmental Laboratory – General Fund Environmental Laboratory – General Fund Pollutant Storage Tanks – FDEP Contract Pollutant Storage Tanks – FDEP Contract Surface Water – Unincorporated MSTU Surface Water – Unincorporated MSTU Pollution Prevention/SQG – Business Tax License Pollution Prevention/SQG – Business Tax License
Division of Natural Resources Mission Statement Provide management and protection of the County's natural resources through well permitting, water conservation, water quality monitoring, flood protection, beach preservation, waterway/marine resources, hazardous waste management and pollutant storage tank programs.
Division of Natural Resources Five Year History
Division of Natural Resources Five Year History
Division of Natural Resources Where are we today? Current Budget$5,599,195Current Budget$5,599,195 Approved Positions 53Approved Positions 53 Vacant Positions 0Vacant Positions 0
Division of Natural Resources Where are we going?
Division of Natural Resources Marine Services Areas of oversight include Beach Management, Aids to Navigation, Derelict Vessel Removal, Artificial Reefs & Waterway Management. Areas of oversight include Beach Management, Aids to Navigation, Derelict Vessel Removal, Artificial Reefs & Waterway Management. FY09/10 Budget - $783,470Number of Positions - 6 Local, State andFlorida Lee Federal MandatesStatute PlanBOCC Directed Manatee Protection* Manatee Protection* Channel Markers*124.2Channel Markers*124.2 Local Vessel Regulation*LCO 08-14Local Vessel Regulation*LCO Artificial Reef*127.1Artificial Reef*127.1 Derelict VesselAC-7-10Derelict VesselAC-7-10 Channel Maintenance*Goal 45Channel Maintenance*Goal 45 Beach Renourishment* FDEP GrantsBeach Renourishment* FDEP Grants *Other – Permit Conditions *Other – Permit Conditions
Division of Natural Resources Ground Water Management Tasked with protecting groundwater resources by enforcing the County well code and well field protection ordinance and assisting with drought management and water conservation initiatives. FY09/10 Budget - $721,704Number of Positions - 6 Mandates: Rules of the South Florida Water Mgmt District Chapter 40E-3, FACRules of the South Florida Water Mgmt District Chapter 40E-3, FAC Florida Administrative Code Florida Administrative Code Lee Plan Policy (Abandoned Well)Lee Plan Policy (Abandoned Well) Lee County Ordinance (Well Code); (Wellfield Protection)Lee County Ordinance (Well Code); (Wellfield Protection)
Division of Natural Resources Environmental Lab Provides environmental and compliance monitoring of surface, ground, drinking and waste water in Lee County. FY09/10 Budget - $1,571,826Number of Positions - 14 Mandates: NELAC Certification RequirementsNELAC Certification Requirements FAC DEP Quality AssuranceFAC DEP Quality Assurance Lee Plan , , (Water Quality and Fisheries Mgmt)Lee Plan , , (Water Quality and Fisheries Mgmt) Due to testing for Utilities and NPDES FAC62-620, , FAC62-620, ,
Division of Natural Resources Pollutant Storage Tank Program This State contracted program is responsible for compliance inspections, installations and closures of petroleum storage tanks operating in Lee County. FY09/10 Budget - $314,955Number of Positions - 3 Work performed under 10-year contracts with Florida Department of Environmental Protection. We are currently in Task Year 3 of our second 10-year contract. Use of local governments for this work is directed in FS and tasks are outlined in FAC and 762.
Division of Natural Resources Surface Water Management Responsible for preparing and implementing a capital improvement program to mitigate flooding and pollution; storm water master plans; zoning and DO review; NPDES permit compliance and inspections; water quality initiatives; hydrologic monitoring including rainfall, water level and flow measurements; regional water issues FY09/10 Budget - $1,627,323Number of Positions - 17 Mandates: FS (TMDL); FS (NPDES); FS (SWMP)FS (TMDL); FS (NPDES); FS (SWMP) FAC (NPDES MS4), FAC , 303 (Impaired Waters)FAC (NPDES MS4), FAC , 303 (Impaired Waters) Lee Plan (NR Extraction); (Surface Water);Lee Plan (NR Extraction); (Surface Water); (SW by Watershed); (Resource Protection) (SW by Watershed); (Resource Protection)
Division of Natural Resources Pollution Prevention Program A Program designed to meet the State SQG mandate through educational assistance to businesses for managing their hazardous waste. The Program performs enforcement of Federal/State regulatory violations through Ordinance FY09/10 Operating Budget - $707,508 Number of Positions – 7 Mandates: Florida Statute , , , , ;Florida Statute , , , , ; LDC (Mining); LCO 07-03LDC (Mining); LCO 07-03
Completed Major Projects List Broadway Hogue/Intrepid Dredging Broadway Hogue/Intrepid Dredging Chapel Branch Improvements Chapel Branch Improvements Clean and Snag (Ongoing) Clean and Snag (Ongoing) Derelict Vessel Removal (Ongoing) Derelict Vessel Removal (Ongoing) FDEP – Gator Slough Phase I & II FDEP – Gator Slough Phase I & II Filter Marsh & BMP Maintenance Filter Marsh & BMP Maintenance Gasparilla Island Beach Renourishment Gasparilla Island Beach Renourishment Halfway Creek Filter Marsh Halfway Creek Filter Marsh Division of Natural Resources
Completed Major Projects List Division of Natural Resources Lover’s Key Beach RenourishmentLover’s Key Beach Renourishment Matlacha Pass RestorationMatlacha Pass Restoration Mullock Creek Weir ReplacementMullock Creek Weir Replacement Neighborhood Improvement ProgramNeighborhood Improvement Program Popash Creek ImprovementsPopash Creek Improvements Powell Creek NFM Utility RelocationPowell Creek NFM Utility Relocation Redfish Pass Crossover ChannelRedfish Pass Crossover Channel Ten Mile Canal Filter Marsh Phase ITen Mile Canal Filter Marsh Phase I
Service Level Considerations Division of Natural Resources Possible Reductions: USGS Contract $107,114USGS Contract $107,114 Well Plugging $25,000Well Plugging $25,000 Due to limited discretionary income, further reductions are staff based.
Division of Natural Resources Priority Issues Water Quality – TMDL compliance Resource Protection – Caloosahatchee Estuary, Lake O, Estero Bay, Charlotte Harbor SW Master Plan – NFM, I-75/Estero Projects - C43, Boma, Local HABs – Blue Green, Red Algae, Red Tide Environmental Regulation – DRGR, Mining, Babcock Ranch Monitoring
Division of Natural Resources Action Requested From Board Maintain current level of service Monitor the progress of TMDLs and plan accordingly Consider minor enhancements in monitoring (DRGR, CE) Consider minor enhancements in pollution prevention enforcement Consider alternative funding strategies for surface water management
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