Statutory Mandates

Statutory Mandates

The IC&R process is a federally-mandated program to notify state and elected officials about federal projects, programs and documents within their jurisdiction or of statewide significance which may affect them. State Executive Order 83-150 designated Florida’s eleven Regional Planning Councils as “regional clearinghouses”, giving the RPCs responsibility for reviewing such projects and determining each project’s significance.

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Rule 29H-13 of the Florida Administrative Code

In recognition of the regional planning council’s role as a mediator and conciliator, a voluntary regional dispute resolution process (DRP) is hereby established to reconcile differences on planning and growth management issues among local governments, regional agencies, port master plans, and private interests. This DRP shall not be utilized to address disputes involving environmental permits or other regulatory matters unless requested to do so by the parties involved. Components of the DRP include: process initiation; situation assessments; voluntary mediation; advisory arbitration; and settlement agreements… (continued).

Strategic Regional Policy Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) and Update are Currently Underway for the Tampa Bay Region
The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council is currently in the process of completing an Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) for the Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP). During the EAR process, and during the full update of the SRPP through the rest of 2011 and early 2012, documents and materials will be posted online for review and comment.

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