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DFS Rule Hearings & Workshops and Notices of Public Meetings

Generic Agenda for rulemaking workshops or hearings .

Revised:  7/23/14.  Please note that hearings have only been scheduled, not requested, unless otherwise noted.

Rule No. 69A-37.039
69A-37.065

Text of Rule
Rule Title Prescribed Forms for Training and Certification
Programs of Study and Vocational Courses
Date August 1, 2014
Time 8:00 A.M.
Place Harbor Beach Marriot Resort, Palm Beach Room, 3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.  Individuals may participate in the workshop via teleconference by calling (850) 413-1558 and using Conference ID 93827.
Type Workshop
PURPOSE AND EFFECT The rule will establish a voluntary certification program for firefighters who desire to perform the duties of a safety officer. The safety officer is the person who is qualified to manage different elements of a fire department safety and health program. This program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 edition.
Attorney Karniewicz
Contact Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69B-150.115
Rule Title Group or Quasi-Group Implications
Date August 5, 2014
Time 9:30 AM
Place Room 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Workshop
pURPOSE AND EFFECT This is a change to correct the wording of a rule.  The edit is to correct grammar and is intended to have no substantive effect.
Attorney Valentine
Contact Division of Insurance Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Barry Lanier (850) 413-5601 or
Barry.Lanier@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69L-6.012
Rule Title Notice of Election to Be Exempt
Date August 13, 2014
Time 9:30 AM
Place 102 Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule The proposed rule is amended to conform to applicable provisions of Chapter 440, F.S., that relate to the process whereby corporate officers may apply to be exempt from Florida’s workers’ compensation coverage requirements. The proposed rule also revises online form DFS-F2-DWC-250 (Notice of Election to Be Exempt) in order to accommodate application by non-construction industry employers.
Attorney Fijman
Contact Division of Workers' Compensation
Bureau of Compliance
Robin Delaney (850) 413-1775 or
Robin.Delaney@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69I-31.801
Rule Title Purpose and Applicability
Date August 20, 2014
Time 10:00 AM
Place Room 116, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule Rule 69I-31.801, F.A.C., consists of information already provided by s. 77.0305, F.S., the law implemented by the rule. The rule is unnecessary and is repealed.
Attorney Fijman
Contact Division of Accounting and Auditing
Bureau of State Payrolls
John Bennett (850) 413-5514 or
John. Bennett@ MyFloridaCFO.com
Rule No. 69I-41.001
Rule Title Refund of State Occupational License Tax
Date August 21, 2014
Time 9:00 AM
Place 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule This rule repeal is part of the agency’s comprehensive review of existing rules that focused on eliminating those that were determined to be unnecessary or duplicative.  Rule 69I-41.001, F.A.C., “Refund of State Occupational License Tax”, is being repealed because the subject matter of the rule is contained within Rule 69I-44.020, F.A.C., “Application for Refund of Taxes”.
Attorney Hayes
Contact Division of Accounting and Auditing
Policy-Special Projects Section
Stanton Beazley (850)413-4610 or
Stanton.Beazley@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69A-62.024
Rule Title Standards for Construction, Repair, and Maintenance of Firefighter Employee Places of Employment and Inspection, Repair and Maintenance of Fire Apparatus
Date August 22, 2014
Time 9:00 A.M.
Place Florida State Fire College, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL
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. A firefighter employer shall follow the repair and maintenance recommendations set forth in section 9.3 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall follow the inspection recommendations set forth in section 9.2 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall follow the smoke free designation recommendations set forth in section 9.1.7 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition). A firefighter employer shall develop and maintain a schedule for the maintenance, inspection and testing of fire apparatus and equipment as set forth in sections 6.4.1 to 6.4.4 of the NFPA 1500 (2013 Edition).
Attorney Karniewicz
Contact Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Bill Wentlandt (352)369-2829 or
Bill.Wentlandt@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69A-21.114
Rule Title Insurance Requirements
Date August 22, 2014
Time 9:30 AM
Place Room 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule Rule 69A-21.114, F.A.C., adopts a form used as evidence that fire equipment dealers have insurance coverage as required by section 633.061, F.S.  The form identifies specific coverage which is not available in the insurance market.  The rule is being repealed to allow fire equipment dealers to provide evidence of insurance coverage by other means (i.e. standard proof of insurance forms used by carriers under existing business practices).
Attorney Valentine
Contact Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69A-46.016
Rule Title Insurance Requirements
Date August 22, 2014
Time 9:30 AM
Place Room 142 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule Rule 69A-46.016, F.A.C., adopts a form used as evidence that fire protection contractors have insurance coverage as required by section 633.521, F.S.  The form identifies specific coverage which is not available in the insurance market.  The rule is being repealed to allow fire protection contractors to provide evidence of insurance coverage by other means (i.e. standard proof of insurance forms used by carriers under existing business practices).
Attorney Valentine
Contact Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620 or
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com
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