Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act (Florida)

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Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Primary Website http://www.floridajobs.org/community-planning-and-development
Applicable Jurisdiction The Act applies statewide; additionally, areas of critical state concern are listed here: http://www.floridajobs.org/community-planning-and-development/programs/areas-of-critical-state-concern

Last Review 2014-06-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2012/Chapter380/PART_I/


The State Land Planning Agency, established within the Department of Economic Opportunity, has the authority to oversee land planning, zoning, and development activities in the state. The Agency is responsible for establishing land and water management policies to guide and coordinate local decisions relating to growth and development; when possible, such state land and water management policies are implemented by local governments. For the purpose of this act, “development” refers to building activities and mining operations, the reconstruction or modification of an existing structure, a change in the intensity of land use, alteration of a shore or bank, drilling, demolition, land clearing, and the deposit of refuse, solid or liquid waste, or fill on a parcel of land. The Agency may also recommend land areas for designation as Critical Areas of State Concern. Development in such areas is restricted. This legislation contains additional information on the powers and duties of the Agency, as well as procedures for the designation of land. The legislation also contains additional provisions for land management in the Florida Keys, Big Cypress, Green Swamp, and Apalachicola Bay Areas, and regional developments.

Policy Contact

Department Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Division State Land Planning Agency
Address 107 East Madison Street
Address 2 Caldwell Building
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399-4120
Phone (850) 245-7105

Fax (850) 921-3223


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 380.012 through 380.08

Authority 2: Fla. Admin. Code 62 (Various)