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Drew Parker

Deputy General Counsel

Chasity O'Steen

Deputy General Counsel

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DFS Rule Hearings & Workshops and Notices of Public Meetings

Generic Agenda for rulemaking workshops or hearings .

Revised:  2/20/2015.  Please note that hearings have only been scheduled, not requested, unless otherwise noted.

Rule No. 69A-58.008
69A-58.010
Rule Title Standards and Requirements for Existing Buildings; Exceptions to Rule Chapter 69A-60, the Florida Fire Prevention Code
Other Applicable Codes and Standards
Date February 24, 2015
Time 10:00 a.m.
Place 3rd floor conference room, Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule Rule 69A-58.008, F.A.C., provides the order of precedence between rule chapters regarding firesafety standards and requirements for local educational facilities.  Rule 69A-58.010, F.A.C., identifies applicable codes and standards in Rule Chapter 69A-60, the Florida Fire Prevention Code.
Attorney Kamm
Contact Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69A-66.002
69A-66.003
69A-66.004
69A-66.008
Rule Title Definitions
Training
Submission of Fire Incident Data
Forms
Date February 25, 2015
Time 10:00 A.M.
Place Division of State Fire Marshal, 3rd Floor Conference Room, The Atrium Building, 325 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule The proposed changes delete references to obsolete software and a form.
Attorney Karniewicz
Contact Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Keith McCarthy (850) 413-3644 or
Keith.McCarthy@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69L-7.020
69L-7.100
Rule Title Florida Workers' Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual
Florida Workers' Compensation Reimbursement Manual for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC's)
Date February 26, 2015
Time 9:00 AM
Place Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southwest, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule Both rules adopt revised manuals listing reimbursement rates for various medical services and supplies.
Attorney Valentine
Contact Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Monitoring and Audit
Pam Macon (850) 413-1708 or
Pamela.Macon@MyFloridaCFO.com
Rule No. 69L-6.027
69L-6.028
69L-6.35
Rule Title Penalty Calculation Worksheet
Procedures for Imputing Payroll and Penalty Calculations
Definition of Payroll for Calculating Penalty
Date March 4, 2015
Time 9:00 a.m.
Place Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule The worksheet used to calculate penalties for failure to maintain required workers' compensation coverage provides a credit against the assessed penalty for the initial premium payment made to secure coverage. The time for an employer to produce records after a request from the department is 28 days. If records are not produced in that time employee payroll is imputed to be two times the Florida average weekly wage. The time period to produce additional records after service of the first amended order of penalty assessment is 20 days.
Attorney Valentine
Contact Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850)413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69J-7.007
Rule Title Grants - Medical Conditions Exception
Date March 11, 2015
Time 10:00 a.m.
Place 200 E. Gaines Street, Room 239, Larson Building, Tallahassee, FL, 32301
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule This rulemaking is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative. The repeal of this rule will remove provisions that provide grants for mitigating the risk of hurricane damage when compliant opening protection systems are unlikely to be deployed due to medical limitations on the homeowner. The statute implemented does not address grants based on medical limitations on the homeowner. Grants may be provided to persons of low income for mitigating the risk of hurricane damage.
Attorney Butler
Contact Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter
tasha.carter@MyFloridaCFO.com
Rule No. 69J-9.001
Rule Title Database of Information Relating To Sinkholes
Date March 11, 2015
Time 11:00 a.m.
Place 200 East Gaines Street, Room 139, Larson Building, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule This rulemaking is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules. The repeal of this rule will remove provisions that were adopted pursuant to laws that have since been repealed. The rule requires insurers to electronically submit data for all sinkhole or catastrophic ground cover collapse claims confirmed on or after January 1, 2005, to the Department of Financial Services.
Attorney Butler
Contact Division of Consumer Services
Tasha Carter
tasha.carter@MyFloridaCFO.com
Rule No. 69A-62.024
Rule Title Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment and Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Apparatus
Date March 19, 2015
Time 9:00 A.M.
Place Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL.
You may participate in the hearing via teleconference by calling (850) 413-1558 and using Conference ID No. 640694.
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule The proposed rule will require a firefighter employer to follow the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code when constructing, altering, or repairing a fire department facility. A firefighter employer shall maintain fire department facilities in accordance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code. The rule will also require a firefighter employer to: have a written policy to maintain places of employment in a safe working condition and provide prompt correction of any safety or health hazard or code violation; inspect places of employment at least quarterly for safety and health hazards; designate firefighter employee places of employment as tobacco free; take steps to prevent the exposure of living and sleeping areas to exhaust emissions; have a written policy that prohibits contaminated components of the protective ensemble from being allowed in sleeping and living areas; have a written infection control policy if it provides emergency medical services; and have a written policy that has a schedule for the maintenance, inspection and testing of fire apparatus.
Attorney Karniewicz
Contact Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352) 369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
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