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Minor Violations of Rule

As required by Section 120.695, F.S., the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has designated minor violations of its rules that regulate a business, occupation, or profession; or regulate a person operating a business, occupation, or profession.  A minor violation is one that, if not complied with, a notice of noncompliance must be the first enforcement action taken against the person or business subject to that regulation.

Within Chapter 40B-3, F.A.C., Rule 40B-3.037, F.A.C. adopts by reference Chapter 62-531, F.A.C., Water Well Contractor Licensing Requirements, which regulates the licensing of Water Well Contractors. Section 62-531.450, F.A.C., Unlawful Acts, Grounds for Disciplinary Actions, and Penalties, within Chapter 62-531, F.A.C., adopts and incorporates the Water Well Construction Disciplinary Guidelines and Citations Dictionary (Citations Dictionary), effective June 22, 2014. The Citations Dictionary identifies citations and subsequent District rules within Chapter 40B-3, F.A.C., which are minor violations that result in penalties and points against water well contractor licenses. Within that incorporated document, disciplinary guidelines and citations include the following minor violations for first offenses by Water Well Contractors:

Citation Number


Applicable Rule


Citation Number 8

62-531.380(2), F.A.C.

40B-3.037, F.A.C.

Failure to display a contractor license number on both sides of each piece of drilling equipment owned, leased, or operated by the contractor.

Citation Number 18

62-531.420(2), F.A.C.

40B-3.451(3), F.A.C.

Failure to submit a permit application and permit fee within 10 days of issuing an oral emergency permit authorization.

Citation Number 26

40B-3.321(3), F.A.C.

Failure to request an extension prior to expiration of a permit in the event construction, repair, or abandonment is not complete.

Citation Number 27

40B-3.341(1), F.A.C.

Failure to provide accurate information when applying for a permit.

Citation Number 32

40B-3.411(1), F.A.C.

40B-3.492(1)(c), F.A.C.

Failure to submit a completion report within 30 days after well completion.

Citation Number 32

40B-3.492(1)(e), F.A.C.

Failure to notify the Permitting Authority that work was not performed or completed within 30 days of the expiration of the permit.

Citation Number 33

40B-3.492(1)(d), F.A.C.

Failure to file an accurate completion report.

Citation Number 33

40B-3.492(1)(d), F.A.C.

Failure to submit a corrected completion report within the given timeframe as required by written notice.

Citation Number 34

40B-3.411(3), F.A.C.

Failure to maintain a field log on-site during construction, repair or abandonment of a well.

Citation Number 35

40B-3.411(3), F.A.C.

Failure to allow the Permitting Authority to inspect drilling records upon reasonable notice to the contractor.

Citation Number 84

40B-3.517(7), F.A.C.

Failure to join telescoping casing with an appropriate overlap.