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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 380
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F.S. 380.503
380.503 Definitions.As used in ss. 380.501-380.515, unless the context indicates a different meaning or intent:
(1) “Comprehensive plan” means a plan that meets the requirements of ss. 163.3177, 163.3178, and 163.3191.
(2) “Department” means the Department of Environmental Protection.
(3) “Local government” means a county or municipality.
(4) “Metropolitan” means a population area consisting of a central city with adjacent cities and smaller surrounding communities: a major urban area and its environs.
(5) “Nonprofit organization” means any private nonprofit organization, existing under the provisions of s. 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, which has among its principal goals the conservation of natural resources or protection of the environment.
(6) “Program” means a plan that is established or will be established by a local government to create innovative approaches that will assist in the implementation of the conservation, recreation and open space, or coastal management elements of the local comprehensive plan, such as a transfer of development rights program or an environmental or recreational land acquisition program.
(7) “Project” means any work on, improvement to, or acquisition of real property, buildings, or any other property.
(8) “Public access project” means action taken pursuant to this part to create or improve public accessways to surface waters.
(9) “Real property” means any interest in land and may also include any appurtenances and improvements to the land.
(10) “Redevelopment project” means action taken pursuant to this part to correct undesirable development patterns.
(11) “Resource enhancement project” means action taken pursuant to this part to restore, as nearly as possible, degraded natural areas to their original condition or to enhance the resource values of a natural area.
(12) “Site reservation” means temporarily acquiring and holding areas identified for public use, then transferring the land to an appropriate state agency, local government, or nonprofit organization for management for public use.
(13) “Surface waters” means publicly owned waters upon the surface of the earth, whether contained in bounds created naturally or artificially or diffused.
(14) “Trust” means the Florida Communities Trust created pursuant to this part.
(15) “Urban area” means an area of or for development characterized by social, economic, and institutional activities that are predominantly based on the manufacture, production, distribution, or provision of goods and services, in a setting that typically includes residential and nonresidential development uses other than those characteristic of rural areas.
(16) “Urban greenways and open space project” means action taken pursuant to this part to acquire lands or interest in lands to create a linear open space protected and managed as part of linked conservation lands or recreational opportunities in an urban area, or to preserve open space or historic sites to enhance recreational and cultural opportunities in an urban area.
(17) “Urban waterfront restoration project” means action taken pursuant to this part to restore deteriorated or deteriorating urban waterfronts for public use and enjoyment.
(18) “Working waterfront” means:
(a) A parcel or parcels of land directly used for the purposes of the commercial harvest of marine organisms or saltwater products by state-licensed commercial fishers, aquaculturists, or business entities, including piers, wharves, docks, or other facilities operated to provide waterfront access to licensed commercial fishers, aquaculturists, or business entities; or
(b) A parcel or parcels of land used for exhibitions, demonstrations, educational venues, civic events, and other purposes that promote and educate the public about economic, cultural, and historic heritage of Florida’s traditional working waterfronts, including the marketing of the seafood and aquaculture industries.
History.s. 28, ch. 89-175; s. 2, ch. 90-192; s. 6, ch. 91-192; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 66, ch. 93-206; s. 20, ch. 96-389; s. 43, ch. 99-247; s. 21, ch. 2008-229; s. 27, ch. 2011-4; s. 262, ch. 2011-142.