Chapter 61H1-19 Purpose, Organization, Rulemaking Proceedings, Etc.
Chapter 61H1-20 Definitions
Chapter 61H1-21 Independence, Integrity, Etc.
Chapter 61H1-22 Competence and Technical Standards
Chapter 61H1-23 Responsibilities to Clients
Chapter 61H1-24 Advertising
Chapter 61H1-26 Names, Terms, Branch Offices
Chapter 61H1-27 Educational and Experience Requirements
Chapter 61H1-28 Examinations
Chapter 61H1-29 Licensure by Endorsement
Chapter 61H1-31 Fees
Chapter 61H1-33 Reestablishment of Professional Knowledge and Competency
Chapter 61H1-34 Persons Other Than Certified Public Accountants
Chapter 61H1-36 Discipline
Chapter 61H1-38 Certified Public Accountant Education Minority Assistance Program
Chapter 61H1-39 Peer Review

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Division 61H1

  • Actual point of origin: means the geographic location where the travel begins, which is other than the "point of origin" as defined in subsection (15) hereof. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Adverse Action Notice: The notice required by the Equal Credit Opportunity Act advising a credit applicant or existing debtor of the denial of their request for credit or advising of a change in terms considered unfavorable to the account holder. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Affiliated: Having an ownership or employment relationship. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Ammonia: includes organic amines and inorganic compounds that are liquids at standard temperature and pressure that, when discharged, release free ammonia (NH3), or ammonium ion (NH4+). See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Applicant: means the owner, operator, or real property owner responsible for submitting the application package as identified on the Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program Application, DEP Form 62-781. See Florida Regulations 62-781.100
  • Applicant: A person who submits an application to become a neutral evaluator. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assignment: means direction by the Department to a Contractor to proceed with response action through a formal contract, task assignment, or Department issued purchase order. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • AST: means an aboveground storage tank. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bulk product piping: means on-site integral piping with an internal diameter greater than three inches utilized for transporting regulated substances. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Cathodic protection: means a method of preventing corrosion of a metal surface through the use of galvanic anodes or impressed current. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Cathodic Protection Tester: means a person who can demonstrate an understanding of the principles and measurements of all common types of cathodic protection systems as applied to buried or submerged metal piping and tank systems. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Chlorine: includes organic and inorganic compounds that are liquids at standard temperature and pressure that, when discharged, may release free chlorine (Cl2) or chlorides (Cl-). See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Closure: means completion of site rehabilitation activities and issuance of a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order based on a No Further Action determination with or without controls, which includes the risk-based corrective action procedures specified in Chapter 62-780, F. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Closure Integrity Evaluation for field erected storage tank systems: is a n assessment of field erected storage tank system integrity for storage tanks, integral piping, hydrant sumps, and containment systems that are in contact with the soil, that is performed by a third-party inspection or testing entity at closure or replacement. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Closure Integrity Evaluation for shop fabricated storage tank systems: is a n assessment of shop fabricated storage tank system integrity for storage tanks, integral piping, piping sumps, dispenser sumps, and spill containment systems that are in contact with the soil, that is performed by a third-party inspection or testing entity at closure or replacement. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Closure Integrity Report: means Closure Integrity Evaluation Report Form for ASTs 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Closure Report: is a report prepared in accordance with Instructions for Conducting Sampling During Aboveground Storage Tank Closure, July 2019 Edition. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Compatible: means the ability of two or more substances to maintain their respective physical and chemical properties upon contact with one another for the design life of the storage tank system under conditions likely to be encountered in the storage tank system. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Competitive Procurement: means contracting with a qualified response action contractor using one or more of the procedures specified in Rule 62-772. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conference: means the coming together of persons with a common interest or interests for the purpose of deliberation, interchange of views, or for the removal of differences or disputes and for discussion of their common problems and interests. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Containment: means a sufficiently impervious structure, release prevention barrier, or device designed to prevent the discharge of regulated substances in the event of a release. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract Period: means the period of the contract from execution to expiration. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Contractor: means "response action contractor" as defined in Florida Statutes § 376. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Convention: means an assembly of a group of persons representing persons and groups, coming together for the accomplishment of a purpose of interest to a larger group or groups. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Corrosion professional: means a person who, by reason of knowledge of the physical sciences and the principles of engineering and mathematics acquired by a professional education and related practical experience, is qualified to engage in the practice of corrosion control on buried or submerged metal components of a storage tank system. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Corrosion Protection: means the minimization of corrosion by the use of cathodic protection or vapor corrosion inhibitors. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • County: means a locally administered governmental program under contract with the Department to perform compliance verification activities at facilities with storage tank systems within the boundaries stipulated in the applicable contract. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Day tank: means a shop fabricated storage tank with a capacity of less than or equal to 550 gallons, connected to a regulated tank by way of integral piping, that contains the amount of fuel commonly used in a 24-hour period. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Definite Quantity Contract: is a n agreement between the Department and a vendor whereby the vendor agrees to furnish a specific quantity of an item or items or specific contractual services, at a specified price, to a specified location. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Department: shall mean the State of Florida, Department of Financial Services or its statutorily appointed head, the Chief Financial Officer, and the terms shall have the same meaning and be used interchangeably. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Department: Florida Department of Financial Services. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dike field area: means the area around the tank or tanks that extends from the circumference of the base of a storage tank to the top of the berm, dike, or retaining wall surrounding the tank. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discovery: means either actual knowledge or knowledge of facts that could reasonably lead to actual knowledge of the existence of a previously unreported incident, release, or discharge. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dispenser: means a dispensing system that is used to transfer regulated substances from a fixed point to a vehicle or portable container. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Dispenser sump: means a storage tank system component installed as secondary containment beneath a dispenser to prevent discharges of regulated substances. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Docklines: means piping originating at the first shore side valve after the marine transfer area, as determined by the U. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Double-bottomed: means a storage tank that has secondary containment in the form of an outer tank bottom having an interstitial space between the primary tank bottom and the secondary outer tank bottom. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Double-walled: means a storage tank system or system component that has an outer wall that provides secondary containment. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • DRF: means Discharge Report Form 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • 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
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Emergency notice: means for purposes of Florida Statutes § 112. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Emergency situation: means circumstances in which there is an immediate danger or a threat of immediate danger to the public health, safety or welfare or of other substantial loss to the state requiring emergency action. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Empty: means all regulated substances have been removed so that no more than one inch in depth or 0. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • 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 Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Family Member: A spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, or first cousin of a party. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Field-erected storage tank: means a storage tank that is constructed by assembling it on-site at the facility. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Financial Interest: Ownership interest in or liabilities to or from a person that amounts to 5% or more of the applicant's net worth or from which the evaluator received 5% or more of his income during the past 24 months exclusive of fees guaranteed through this program. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • 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.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Free product: means the presence of a regulated substance as a nonaqueous phase liquid in the environment in excess of 0. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • High viscosity product: means a regulated substance with a viscosity of 30 centistokes (cSt) and higher at 40 degrees Centigrade, such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) grades 5 and 6 residual oils, intermediate fuel oils, or Bunker C fuel. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Hydrant piping: means a continuously pressurized integral bulk product piping system with hydrant pits used for distributing product. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Hydrant Pits: means any secondary containment system associated with hydrant piping, including hydrant pits, isolation valve pits, valve access pits, and control pits but excludes double-walled piping. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Hydrostatic test: means a containment integrity test for a storage tank system or storage tank system component that is performed in accordance with this chapter using equilibrium and the pressure of liquids. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Impervious: means :     (a) A synthetic material or another material registered in accordance with subsection Fla. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • In contact with the soil: means any portion of a storage tank system, that physically touches the soil or if not in direct contact with the soil, is separated from the soil only by a casing, wrapping, or other material that is not impervious. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • In-service: means a storage tank system where the owner or operator has not reported to the Department pursuant to subsection Fla. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Incident: is a condition or situation indicating that a release or discharge may have occurred from a storage tank system or system component. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Industrial occupancy building: is a n enclosed structure that contains a storage tank system that is used in association with an industrial or manufacturing process, or for electric power generating utilities, provided that the building was constructed and is used primarily for industrial, manufacturing, or electric power generating purposes, and not solely for the purpose of storing regulated substances. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • INF: means Incident Notification Form 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Integral piping: means on-site piping, originating or terminating at the regulated storage tank or tanks, that conveys regulated substances. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Integrity test: means a determination of the liquid tightness of a storage tank system or system component using one of the following types of tests:     (a) "Interstitial integrity test" means an evaluation of a storage tank system or system component with an interstitial space using vacuum, pressure, liquid level monitoring systems, or equivalent test methods certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory;     (b) "Primary integrity test" means an evaluation of the liquid tightness of the primary tank or integral piping, or     (c) "Containment integrity test" means an evaluation of the liquid tightness of hydrant pits, isolation valve pits, and other containment systems. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interstice: means the space between the primary and secondary wall of a storage tank system or system component. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Interstitial monitoring: is a method of release detection in which the area between the primary and secondary wall of a storage tank or storage tank system component is monitored for signs of release. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited Closure Report: means Limited Closure Report Form for ASTs 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Liner: means an impervious material that meets the performance requirements of subparagraph 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Maintenance: means the normal operational upkeep in accordance with Rules 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Meal allowance: means the amount authorized by section 112. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Mobile tank: is a shop fabricated storage tank that is:     (a) Moved to a different location at least once every 180 days; and,     1. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Most economical class of transportation: means the class having the lowest fare which is available. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory: means an international or national organization or governmental entity that can perform quantitative and qualitative tests on storage tank system equipment, evaluate the test data and equipment performance, and make determinations of the equipment's capability of meeting the technical requirements of this chapter. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • New: means a storage tank system or system component installed after January 11, 2017. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonbusiness day: means , for a public officer or employee, a weekend or an authorized State holiday; for an authorized person means a day on which such person was not scheduled to be performing service or contributing time to an agency. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • 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.
  • Official headquarters: means the geographic location specified by Florida Statutes § 112. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Onsite: means on the same or geographically contiguous property as the facility regulated under this chapter that is under the same ownership or control. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Operability test: means a test performed to determine if electronic and mechanical release detection and overfill protection devices or systems are functioning as designed and in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Operator: means any person operating a drycleaning facility or wholesale supply facility, whether by lease, contract, or other form of agreement. See Florida Regulations 62-781.100
  • Out-of-service: means a storage tank system or system component that is designated as out-of-service by the owner or operator to the Department on Storage Tank Facility Registration Form 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Overfill: is a n incident that occurs when a tank is filled beyond its capacity. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Overfill protection: is a device or method for preventing an incident, release, or discharge from a storage tank during filling of the storage tank system. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: means any person owning a drycleaning facility or wholesale supply facility. See Florida Regulations 62-781.100
  • 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.
  • Party: The insurer or policyholder participating in the program. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Person: A natural person or business entity. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal time: means the time outside the regular work-hours of a business day, a nonbusiness day or a day for which the officer or employee had prior approval for a leave of absence. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Phase of Site Rehabilitation: means a distinct stage of petroleum contaminated site cleanup such as: site assessment (as defined in Rule Fla. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Physically handicapped: means any person diagnosed as having a physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, or the loss of one or more life functions leaving that person mobility-impaired (or sensory-impaired) requiring the use of trained animal companions or prosthetic equipment, including, but not limited to, crutches, walkers, canes, or wheelchairs. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • piping: means any hollow cylindrical or tubular conveyance through which regulated substances flow. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Piping sump: means a storage tank system component installed as secondary containment or a monitoring port at the lowest point in the integral piping to detect releases. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Point of origin: means the geographic location of the traveler's official headquarters or the geographic location where travel begins, whichever is lesser distance from the destination. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • 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.
  • Pressure test: means a test to determine the integrity of the primary integral piping performed in accordance with Rules 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Product: means any commodity made from oil or gas and includes refined crude oil, crude tops, topped crude, processed crude petroleum, residue from crude petroleum, cracking stock, uncracked fuel oil, fuel oil, treated crude oil, residuum, gas oil, casinghead gasoline, natural gas gasoline, naphtha, distillate, condensate, gasoline, used oil, kerosene, benzene, wash oil, blended gasoline, lubricating oil, blends or mixtures of oil with one or more liquid products or byproducts derived from oil or gas, and blends or mixtures of two or more liquid products or byproducts derived from oil or gas, whether hereinabove enumerated or not. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Program: The alternative procedure for resolution of disputed sinkhole insurance claims authorized by Florida Statutes § 627. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Purchase Order: means a written agreement formalizing a transaction between the Department and a vendor through MFMP. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registration form: means Storage Tank Facility Registration Form 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Regulated substance: means a liquid at standard conditions of temperature and pressure (60 degrees Fahrenheit and 14. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Release: means a loss of regulated substances from a storage tank system or system component into the system's secondary containment. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Release detection: means a method of detecting the presence of regulated substances within a storage tank system's or system component's secondary containment or detecting other conditions or situations indicative of a release or discharge. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Repair: means to restore or replace any defective or damaged parts of a storage tank system or system component in accordance with subsections 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Residential storage tank system: means a storage tank system that provides fuel for heating, air conditioning or electricity to a residential structure. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Secondary containment: means a release detection and discharge prevention system that meets the performance requirements of paragraphs 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • 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.
  • Sheen: means a regulated substance less than or equal to 0. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Shop fabricated storage tank: means a storage tank that is constructed at the tank manufacturer's plant and transported to the facility for installation. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Site: means any contiguous land or inland surface water, and groundwater areas upon or into which a discharge of petroleum or petroleum products has occurred. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Site assessment: means the performance of any of the tasks or activities as described in Rules 62-780. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Small diameter piping: means integral piping with an internal diameter of three inches or less that is utilized for transporting regulated substances. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Spill containment system: means a fixed component that is designed to prevent a discharge of regulated substances from the tank fill pipe. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Storage tank system: means a tank used to contain regulated substances, and all its components, including integral piping, dispensers, spill containment systems, overfill protection systems, secondary containment systems, and any associated release detection equipment. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Suction piping: means piping through which regulated substances flow by suction due to a pump located at the dispenser or other endpoint of the piping. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Sump: means a storage tank system component installed as secondary containment to prevent discharges of regulated substances. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • system component: means any part (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) of the storage tank system that is necessary for a tank system to operate properly and safely. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Tank: means an enclosed stationary container or structure that is designed or used to store regulated substances, and the volume of which, including the volume of underground piping, is less than ten percent buried beneath the surface of the ground. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Task Assignment: means written authorization to use contracted services to conduct a defined set of activities related to site assessment and/or remediation activities at petroleum contamination sites. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Temporary out-of-service: means a field erected storage tank system that is designated as temporary out-of-service by the owner or operator to the Department on Form 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Term Contract: is a n agreement between the Department and a vendor whereby the vendor agrees to provide an indefinite quantity of commodities or contractual services, on an indefinite delivery schedule, over a specified period of time. See Florida Regulations 62-772.200
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.