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Definitions; weatherization of low-income residences.
Section 409.509, Florida Statutes 2007

409.509  Definitions; weatherization of low-income residences.--As used in this act, the term:

(1)  "Community action agency" means a private corporation or public agency established pursuant to the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Pub. L. No. 88-452, which is authorized to administer funds from federal, state, local, or private funding entities to assess, design, operate, finance, and oversee antipoverty programs.

(2)  "Department" means the Department of Community Affairs.

(3)  "Energy assessment" means an analysis of a dwelling unit to determine the need for cost-effective energy conservation measures as determined by the department.

(4)  "Household" means an individual or group of individuals living in a dwelling unit as defined by the department.

(5)  "Low income" means household income that is at or below 125 percent of the federally established poverty level.

(6)  "Residence" means a dwelling unit as defined by the department.

(7)  "Weatherization" means materials or measures and their installation as defined in the federal Energy Conservation and Production Act, Pub. L. No. 94-385, which are used to improve the thermal efficiency of a residence.

(8)  "Weatherizing agency" means any approved department grantee that bears the responsibility for ensuring the performance of weatherization of residences under this act and has been approved by the department, that was performing weatherization services as of July 1, 1988, unless such agency has withdrawn or lost its designation as a result of failure to perform under acceptable contract conditions as determined by the department.

History.--s. 2, ch. 91-287.