Purchase of lands in areas of critical state concern; recommendations by department and land authorities.
259.045 Purchase of lands in areas of critical state concern; recommendations by department and land authorities.—Within 45 days of the designation by the Administration Commission of an area as an area of critical state concern under s. 380.05, the Department of Environmental Protection shall consider the recommendations of the state land planning agency pursuant to s. 380.05(1)(a) relating to purchase of lands within the proposed area and shall make recommendations to the board with respect to the purchase of the fee or any lesser interest in any lands situated in such area of critical state concern as environmentally endangered lands or outdoor recreation lands. The department, and a land authority within an area of critical state concern as authorized in chapter 380, may make recommendations with respect to additional purchases which were not included in the state land planning agency recommendations.
History.—s. 3, ch. 79-73; s. 2, ch. 94-212; s. 103, ch. 94-356.