Florida Aquatic Preserve Act (Florida)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Florida|
|Name||Florida Aquatic Preserve Act (Florida)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Natural Gas, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy|
|Program Administrator||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||The submerged lands included within the boundaries of Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Charlotte, Pinellas, Martin, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Collier, Lee, Citrus, Franklin, Gulf, Bay, Okaloosa, Marion, Santa Rosa, Hernando, and Escambia Counties, as hereinafter described, with the exception of privately held submerged lands lying landward of established bulkheads and of privately held submerged lands within Monroe County where the establishment of bulkhead lines is not required, are hereby declared to be aquatic preserves.|
This Act provides for state-owned submerged lands in areas which have exceptional biological, aesthetic, and scientific value, to be set aside as aquatic preserves or sanctuaries for the benefit of future generations. The remainder of this legislation contains additional information on the extent of designated aquatic preserves as well as information on permitted and prohibited activities specific to individual preserves. General provisions for the maintenance of aquatic preserves can be found in section 258.42 of the Florida Statutes.
|Department||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
|Address||3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Fla. Stat. 258.35 through 258.46|