(1) “Adoption” means a resolution, ordinance or other formal action taken by the governing body of a county or municipality indicating agreement with and acceptance of the relevant Local Mitigation Strategy.
    (2) “Application” means the request for hazard mitigation funding as submitted to the Division of Emergency Management (Division or FDEM) by an Applicant.
    (3) “Applicant” means a state agency, local government, Native American tribe or authorized tribal organization or private non-profit organization requesting hazard mitigation funding.
    (4) “DHS” means Department of Homeland Security.
    (5) “FEMA” means the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    (6) “Hazard” means a condition that exposes human life or property to harm from a man-made or natural disaster.
    (7) “Hazard Mitigation” means any action taken to reduce or eliminate the exposure of human life or property to harm from a man-made or natural disaster.
    (8) “Hazard Mitigation Grant Program”, herein referred to as HMGP, means the program authorized under Section 404 of the Stafford Act and implemented by 44 C.F.R., Part 206, Subpart N, dated October 1, 2019, hereby incorporated by reference, http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-12333, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting the Division, which provides funding for mitigation projects as identified in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan.
    (9) “Local Mitigation Strategy” or “LMS” means a plan to reduce identified hazards within a county.
    (10) “Project” means a hazard mitigation measure as identified in an LMS.
    (11) “Repetitive loss structures” means structures that have suffered two or more occurrences of damage due to flooding and which have received payouts from the National Flood Insurance Program as a result of those occurrences.
    (12) “State Hazard Mitigation Plan” means Florida’s version of the Hazard Mitigation Plan referred to in 44 C.F.R., Part 206, Subpart N and approved by FEMA. The State Hazard Mitigation Plan is set forth in the Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018, hereby incorporated into this rule by reference, https://www.flrules.org/gateway/reference.asp?NO=Ref-12334. A copy may be obtained by contacting the Division of Emergency Management.
    (13) “Working Group” is the group responsible for the development and implementation of the Local Mitigation Strategy.
Rulemaking Authority 252.35(2)(x) FS. Law Implemented 252.311, 252.32, 252.35 FS. History—New 2-24-02, Formerly 9G-22.002, Amended 7-18-13, 11-24-20.