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Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act (Florida)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Florida
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

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.