Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

    Proposed Southeast Connection Pipeline

    Information about the proposed Florida Southeast Connection pipeline can be found at

    Through the IC&R process, the Council reviews applications for federal assistance grants and projects, programs and documents under the National Environmental Policy Act.  State Executive Order 83-150 designated Florida’s eleven Regional Planning Councils as “regional clearinghouses”, giving the Regional Planning Council’s responsibility for reviewing such projects and determining each project’s significance.  Applications are reviewed by Council staff and appropriate comments provided to the permitting agency. In cases where significant problems are identified, the issue will be presented to the Council for formal action.

    Types of Applications Reviewed/Processed

    The following types of proposals are routinely processed as part of the Regional Planning Council’s IC&R Program:

    Regionally Significant Review Criteria

    CFRPC staff independently evaluates each proposal which has been determined to be “regionally significant” for consistency with the Strategic Regional Policy
    Plan (SRPP).