R. 61H1-19.006 Attendance at Board Meetings, Unexcused Absences
R. 61H1-19.007 Probable Cause Panel
R. 61H1-19.010 Criteria for Investigators and Consultants

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Chapter 61H1-19 - Purpose, Organization, Rulemaking Proceedings, Etc.

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Aquifer: means a geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation capable of yielding a significant amount of groundwater to wells, springs or surface water. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Closing: means the time at which a phosphogypsum stack system ceases to accept wastes, and includes those actions taken by the owner or operator of the facility to prepare the system for any necessary monitoring and maintenance after closing. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Closure: means the cessation of operation of a phosphogypsum stack system and the act of securing such a system so that it will pose no significant threat to human health or the environment. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conventional Pollutants: means five day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), total suspended solids (TSS), pH, oil and grease, and fecal coliforms. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Department: means the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disposal: means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste into or upon any land or water so that such solid waste or any constituent thereof may enter other lands or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including groundwaters, or otherwise enter the environment. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Effluent limitation: means any restriction established by the Department on quantities, rates, or concentrations of chemical, physical, biological, or other constituents which are discharged from sources into the environment of the state. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Facility: means all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the phosphate fertilizer manufacturing complex. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Final cover: means the materials used to cover the top and sides of a phosphogypsum stack upon closure. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Geomembrane: means a low-permeability synthetic membrane used as an integral part of a system designed to limit the movement of liquid or gas in the system. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Ground water: means water below the land surface in the zone of saturation where water is at or above atmospheric pressure. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Industrial wastewater: means wastewater not otherwise defined as domestic wastewater, including the runoff and leachate from areas that receive pollutants associated with industrial or commercial storage, handling or processing. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lateral expansion: means the expansion, horizontally, of phosphogypsum or process wastewater storage capacity beyond the permitted capacity and design dimensions of the phosphogypsum stack, or cooling ponds, surge ponds, and perimeter drainage conveyances at an existing facility. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Leachate: means liquid that has passed through or emerged from phosphogypsum. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liner: means a continuous layer of low permeability natural or synthetic materials which controls the downward and lateral escape of waste constituents or leachate from a phosphogypsum stack system. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Modification: means any alteration, expansion, upgrade, extension, addition, or replacement of an existing wastewater facility for which a construction permit is required from the Department. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Percolation: means the generally vertical movement of water through soil or other unconsolidated medium to the water table and to lower aquifers where occurring. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Permittee: means the person or entity to which a permit for a wastewater facility is issued by the Department. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Phosphogypsum: means calcium sulfate and byproducts produced by the reaction of sulfuric acid with phosphate rock to produce phosphoric acid. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Phosphogypsum stack: means any defined geographic area associated with a phosphoric acid production facility in which phosphogypsum is disposed of or stored, other than within a fully enclosed building, container or tank. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Phosphogypsum stack system: means the phosphogypsum stack (or pile, or landfill), together with all pumps, piping, ditches, drainage conveyances, water control structures, collection pools, cooling ponds, surge ponds, auxiliary holding ponds, regional holding ponds and any other collection or conveyance system associated with the transport of phosphogypsum from the plant to the phosphogypsum stack, its management at the stack, and the process wastewater return to the phosphoric acid production or other process. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Process wastewater: means any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product, or waste product, along with any leachate or runoff from the phosphogypsum stack system. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shallow water supply well: means any potable water well which pumps water from an unconfined water table aquifer. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Stack system configuration as of the end of its useful life: means the maximum physical dimensions of the phosphogypsum stack system as provided by the applicant in a general plan and schedule for closure or a closure plan submitted to the Department pursuant to Rule 62-673. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Surface water: means water upon the surface of the earth, whether contained in bounds created naturally or artificially or diffused. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Treatment: means the use of any device, system, process or method for preventing, abating, reducing, treating, separating, recycling, reclaiming, reusing, recovering, or eliminating pollutants in industrial waste. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Wastewater: means the combination of liquid and water-carried pollutants from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions together with any ground water, surface runoff or leachate that may be present. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Wastewater facilities: means any or all of the following: the collection/transmission system, the treatment plant, and the disposal system. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200
  • Water quality standards: means standards comprised of designated most beneficial uses (classification of waters), the numerical and narrative criteria applied to the specific water use or classification, the Florida anti-degradation policy, and the moderating provisions contained in Chapters 62-3 and 62-4 of the F. See Florida Regulations 62-660.200