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Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Division 5O

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Aquifer: shall mean a geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield useful quantities of ground water to wells, springs or surface water. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Authorized Representative: means a person with the legal authority to apply for financial assistance and enter into commitments on behalf of the organization/entity, or the official designee as certified in writing. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basin Management Action Plan: means the document that sets forth the activities, schedule, and funding sources by which point and nonpoint dischargers will reduce pollutants discharged to impaired waters and meet the total maximum daily load established for those waters. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • College: means Florida College System institution as defined in section 1000. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Department: means the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Designated use: means the present and future most beneficial use of a body of water pursuant to the water quality classification system in Rule 62-302. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Detention: means the delay of stormwater runoff prior to its discharge. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • District: means a water management district created pursuant to Florida Statutes § 373. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • 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.
  • Floodplain: means land area subject to inundation by flood waters from a river, watercourse, lake, or coastal waters. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Flow Duration Frequency: the percentage of time that a given flow is equaled or exceeded. See Florida Regulations 62-42.200
  • Governing Board: means the governing board of a water management district created under Florida Statutes § 373. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Ground water: means water beneath the surface of the ground, whether or not flowing through known and definite channels. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • High recharge areas: means areas contributing significant volumes of water which add to the storage and flow of an aquifer through vertical movement from the land surface. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Indirect Costs: means costs that are incurred for common or joint objectives and, therefore, cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Informative billing: means a system of providing water utility customers with useful information on the relationship between the amount of water they use and the cost associated with that use. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Matching Funds or Other In-Kind Contributions: means :     (a) Actual cash outlays contributed, including, but not limited to, cash outlays for wages, rental expenses, travel expenses, unrecovered indirect costs, and purchases of material and supplies, as a direct benefit to the project; or,     (b) Non-cash contributions necessary and reasonable for proper and efficient accomplishment of project objectives, the value of which must be established using the following guidelines:     1. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Non-profit: means nonprofit organization as defined in section 215. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Physical Presence: means that the entity is headquartered in the State of Florida and its principal business operations are located in the state. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Potable quality water offset: means the amount of potable quality water (Class F-I, G-I, or G-II ground water or water meeting drinking water standards) saved through the use of reclaimed water expressed as a percentage of the total reclaimed water used. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recharge fraction: means the portion of reclaimed water used in a reuse system that recharges an underlying potable quality ground water (Class F-I, G-I, or G-II ground water) that is used for potable supply, or augments a Class I surface water, expressed as a percentage of the total reclaimed water used. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Reuse: means the deliberate application of reclaimed water, in compliance with Department and District rules, for a beneficial purpose. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Reuse Utility: means a utility that produces reclaimed water or distributes reclaimed water to end users. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • State water quality standards: means water quality standards adopted by the Environmental Regulation Commission pursuant to Chapter 403, F. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Stormwater: means the water that results from a rainfall event. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • Substitution credit: means the use of reclaimed water to replace all or a portion of an existing permitted use of resource-limited surface water or groundwater, allowing a different user or use to initiate a withdrawal or increase its withdrawal from the same resource-limited surface water or groundwater source provided that the withdrawal creates no net adverse impact on the limited water resource or creates a net positive impact if required by district rule as part of a strategy to protect or recover a water resource. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • supplementation: means the addition of water by a reuse utility from another source to reclaimed water supplies. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210
  • University: means state universities as defined in section 1000. See Florida Regulations 5O-1.002
  • Water resource caution area: means a geographic area identified by a District as having existing water resource problems or an area in which water resource problems are projected to develop during the next twenty years. See Florida Regulations 62-40.210