2005 Florida Statutes
Limestone reclamation performance standards.
378.503 Limestone reclamation performance standards.--
(1) All reclamation activities shall be initiated at the earliest practicable time.
(2) Reclamation activities shall be consistent with all applicable local government ordinances at least as stringent as the criteria and standards contained in this section.
(3) Reclamation shall achieve the stormwater, drainage, wetlands, and other surface and ground water management requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection and the appropriate water management district.
(4) Provisions for safety to persons, wildlife, and adjoining property must be provided.
(5) The operator shall use best management practices to minimize erosion.
(6) Reclamation shall include revegetation, with species native to the area, of littoral zones and upland areas, except that revegetation shall not be required in those areas where revegetation is impractical or not in accordance with good land management practices.
(7) Resource extraction which results in a water body shall provide one of the following shoreline treatments:
(a) A littoral shelf not less than 18 feet in width with a berm on the waterward side.
(b) A straight slope not steeper than 1 vertical to 3 horizontal, and extending downward from average water level to 6 feet below the average water level.
(c) Where a sheer wall results, then in lieu of a shoreline treatment, access shall be controlled by the use of berms, fences, or other restrictive methods, all of which shall be used in conjunction with a transition shelf of at least 10 feet in width.
(d) Slope requirements of the United States Army Corps of Engineers or the 1Department of Environmental Regulation under the Warren S. Henderson Wetlands Protection Act of 1984.
(e) The secretary may allow other shoreline treatments to achieve appropriate safety and environmental considerations.
(8) Where a dry sheer wall results, access shall be controlled by the use of berms, fences, or other restrictive methods, all of which shall be used in conjunction with a transition shelf of at least 10 feet in width.
History.--s. 1, ch. 86-294; s. 334, ch. 94-356.
1Note.--Section 3, ch. 93-213, transferred all existing legal authorities and actions of the Department of Environmental Regulation and the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Environmental Protection.