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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 403
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
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F.S. 403.191
403.191 Construction in relation to other law.
(1) It is the purpose of this act to provide additional and cumulative remedies to prevent, abate, and control the pollution of the air and waters of the state. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to abridge or alter rights of action or remedies in equity under the common law or statutory law, criminal or civil, nor shall any provisions of this act, or any act done by virtue thereof, be construed as estopping the state or any municipality, or person affected by air or water pollution, in the exercise of their rights in equity or under the common law or statutory law to suppress nuisances or to abate pollution.
(2) No civil or criminal remedy for any wrongful action which is a violation of any rule or regulation of the department shall be excluded or impaired by the provisions of this chapter.
(3) This act shall limit and restrict the application of chapter 24952, 1947, Laws of Florida, to any person operating any industrial plant that has located in the State of Florida in reliance thereon and exercised rights and powers granted thereby on and before the effective date of this act; provided such person shall henceforth in the exercise of such rights and powers install and use treatment works or control measures generally equivalent to those installed and used by other similar industrial plants pursuant to the requirements of the department.
History.s. 20, ch. 67-436; ss. 26, 35, ch. 69-106.