September 2, 2016 – WLRN
by Kate Stein
Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials may have violated state law by failing to provide online public notice of a meeting for a draft permit.
A meeting that included a public comment period took place at 10 a.m. Thursday morning in Deerfield Beach to discuss a draft permit for a possible new injection well to store wastewater.
But no notice of the meeting appeared on the agency’s online calendar for public notices, outreach and education. A message posted above the calendar says the law that must be followed is SB 2188. “SB 2188 requires state agencies to post all public meetings, hearings and workshops to their website, with the exception of emergency meetings,” the message states. [READ MORE]