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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 403
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
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F.S. 403.063
403.063 Groundwater quality monitoring.
(1) The department, in cooperation with other state and federal agencies, water management districts, and local governments, shall establish a groundwater quality monitoring network designed to detect or predict contamination of the groundwater resources of the state.
(2) The department may by rule determine the priority of sites to be monitored within such groundwater quality monitoring network, based upon the following criteria:
(a) The degree of danger to the public health caused or potentially caused by contamination.
(b) The susceptibility of each site to contamination.
(3) This information shall be made available to state and federal agencies and local governments to facilitate their regulatory and land use planning decisions.
(4) To the greatest extent practicable, the actual sampling and testing of groundwater pursuant to the provisions of this section may be conducted by local and regional agencies.
History.s. 3, ch. 83-310.