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 61H1-30 Licensure Status
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 - Board of Accountancy

  • Access roads: means roads constructed within the pipeline right-of-way. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • Act: means the Florida Greenways and Trails Act, Florida Statutes Chapter 260     (2) "Council" means the Florida Greenways and Trails Council described in Florida Statutes § 260. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Act: means the Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Siting Act, Sections 403. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Alternate corridor: means an area proposed by a party under Florida Statutes § 403. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • 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.
  • ANSI: means the American National Standards Institute. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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: A person who submits an application to become a neutral evaluator. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • Background concentrations: means concentrations of contaminants that are naturally occurring or resulting from anthropogenic impacts unrelated to the discharge of pollutants or hazardous substances at a contaminated site undergoing site rehabilitation, in the groundwater, surface water, soil, or sediment in the vicinity of the site. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Best achievable detection limit: means the practical quantitation limit. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • BSRA: means Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • CAD: means cleanup agreement document. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Construction: means any clearing of land, erection of structures, excavation or other action by the applicant which would alter the physical environment or ecology of a pipeline right-of-way. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • 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
  • Contaminated sediment: means sediment that is contaminated as determined by the concentrations of the contaminants, actual circumstances of exposure, biological diversity studies, toxicity testing, or other evidence of harmful effects, as applicable. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • contamination: means the presence of free product or any contaminant in surface water, groundwater, soil, sediment, or upon the land, in concentrations that exceed the applicable CTLs specified in chapter 62-777, F. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuing Contract: means a Contract between the Department and a PRAC for an indefinite quantity of Professional Services as described in the scope of services in the Continuing Contract for a period of time defined in the Continuing Contract. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Corridor: means the proposed area within which the pipeline right-of-way, including access roads if certified, is to be located. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • 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
  • CSM: means conceptual site model. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • CTL: means cleanup target level as defined in Florida Statutes § 376. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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.
  • Department: means the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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 State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Department: means the FDEP, or a county or Department of Health local program established under a contract pursuant to Florida Statutes § 376. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • 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.
  • Designation Agreement: means a binding written contract between the Office of Greenways and Trails, on behalf of the Department, and the owner of lands upon or over which a designated greenway or trail is located (or will be located), providing the terms and conditions upon which the owner agrees to have his, her or its lands or waterways designated as part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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
  • 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
  • Distribution Line: means a system of conductors used to transport electrical energy at voltages of less than 69 kV including service drops from transformers to residences or businesses. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • Electrical Facility: means the components of an electrical transmission line, distribution line or substation that produce or affect electric and magnetic fields. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • Emergency notice: means for purposes of Florida Statutes § 112. See Florida Regulations 69I-42.002
  • Emergency response action: means activities intitiated pursuant to Fl. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Engineering control: means use of existing features (such as buildings) or modifications to a site to reduce or eliminate the potential for migration of, or exposure to, contaminants. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Exposure unit: means an area over which receptors are expected to have equal and random exposure. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Facility: means all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the phosphate fertilizer manufacturing complex. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • Facility Owner: means an owner or operator of an electrical facility. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • FDEP: means the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Final cover: means the materials used to cover the top and sides of a phosphogypsum stack upon closure. See Florida Regulations 62-673.200
  • 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
  • Firm: means a partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that is certified under Florida Statutes § 471. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Free product: means the presence of a non-aqueous phase liquid in the environment in excess of 0. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Gasoline Analytical Group: means aviation gasoline, gasohol, and motor gasoline or equivalent petroleum products. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Gauss: means the unit of magnetic flux density that will induce an electromotive force of 1 x 10 to the -8 volt in each linear centimeter of a wire moving laterally with a speed of one centimeter per second at right angles to the magnetic flux. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Groundwater: means water beneath the surface of the ground within a zone of saturation, whether or not flowing through known or definite channels. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Hertz: means the unit of frequency of an electrical facility equivalent to a cycle per second. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • Highest Operating Voltage: means the maximum voltage value set forth for a particular transmission line on Table 1, ANSI C 84. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • IEEE: means the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • Impervious: means :     (a) A synthetic material or another material registered in accordance with subsection 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Implementation Plan: means the five-year implementation plan entitled "Connecting Florida's Communities with Greenways and Trails" prepared by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Greenways Coordinating Council and dated September 1998. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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 62-762. 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
  • Incremental Sampling Methodology: means a structured composite sampling and processing protocol that reduces data variability and provides a reasonably unbiased estimate of mean contaminant concentrations in a volume of soil. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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
  • Integral to site rehabilitation: means work that is necessary to implement the requirements of Fl. See Florida Regulations 62-788.201
  • 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
  • Interim source removal: means the removal of free product, contaminated groundwater, contaminated sediment, or contaminated soil, or the removal of contaminants from soil or sediment that has been contaminated to the extent that leaching to groundwater or surface water has occurred or is occurring, prior to approval of a Remedial Action Plan pursuant to Fl. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • ISM: means incremental sampling methodology. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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.
  • Kerosene Analytical Group: means diesel, Jet-A, Jet-B, JP-4, JP-5, and kerosene or equivalent petroleum products. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Less-than-fee acquisition: means the purchase of an interest in property that is less than the entire fee simple estate (which is one in which the owner is entitled to the entire property with the unconditional power of disposition during the owner's life and which will descend to his or her heirs and legal representatives upon the owner's death intestate). See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Level of Effort: means the estimate that the PRACs will provide based on their Project assessment, including the cost(s) from lowest responsible and responsive bid(s) from non-Professional Services. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Limited Closure Report: means Limited Closure Report Form for ASTs 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • 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
  • Liner: means an impervious material that meets the performance requirements of subparagraph 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Low yield: means groundwater that is contained in an aquifer that has an average hydraulic conductivity of less than one foot per day, determined by performing slug tests or an equivalent method for determining hydraulic conductivity on a minimum of three monitoring wells in each affected monitoring zone; and a maximum yield of 80 gallons per day, determined by pumping a four-inch well screened across the cross-section of the plume, for a minimum of two hours. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Maintenance: means the act of physically maintaining the natural gas transmission pipeline including the right-of-way, and includes activities such as vegetation control, compressor servicing, roadway upkeep, but does not include construction of additional pipeline facilities. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • Maintenance: means the normal operational upkeep in accordance with Rules 62-762. See Florida Regulations 62-762.201
  • Management plan: means a written document that describes the management goals for a project; conditions that will affect the intensity of management; an estimate of the revenue-generating potential of the project, if applicable; a description of potential multiple-use activities as described in Sections 259. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Managing entity: means the agency, governmental entity, corporation, organization or other authority that has undertaken and is responsible for the day-to-day operation, protection, maintenance and stewardship of a specified greenway or trail, or network of greenways or trails, under a management plan or designation agreement with the holder of the ownership, proprietorship, or other beneficial interest in the property upon or over which the greenway or trail segment is located. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Maximum Magnetic Field: means the amplitude (Root Mean Square) of the magnetic flux density produced by an electrical facility operating at MCR measured in Gauss one meter above the earth's surface. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • MCR: means the maximum quantity of electric current, expressed in amperes, that can be continuously carried on the conductors of an electrical circuit as determined by the facility owner. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • Monitoring well: means a well constructed with a surface seal and a sand filter pack in order to provide for the collection of representative groundwater samples for laboratory analyses. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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
  • MTBE: means Methyl tert-butyl ether. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • New Substation: means a substation that commenced construction after March 21, 1989, that is built to connect new transmission lines of 69 kV or larger with other electrical facilities, or a substation into which a new transmission line is built. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • New Transmission Line: means a transmission line upon which construction commenced after March 21, 1989, or an existing transmission line which commences construction for the purpose of reinsulating to operate at a higher nominal voltage or reconductoring to operate at a higher MCR after March 21, 1989. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • Newspaper of general circulation: means a newspaper published at least on a weekly basis and printed in the language most commonly spoken in the area within which it circulates, but does not include a newspaper intended primarily for members of a particular professional or occupational group, a newspaper whose primary function is to carry legal notices, or a newspaper that is given away primarily to distribute advertising. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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.
  • Nominal Voltage: means the voltage classification as defined in Table 1, ANSI C 84. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • OGT: means the Office of Greenways and Trails of the Department. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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
  • Oral Evaluation Committee: means Department employees selected by the Department head or designee to evaluate the oral presentation portion of the Request for Qualifications. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Organoleptic: means pertaining to, or perceived by, a sensory organ (i. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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 the legal and equitable owner(s) of fee simple title in and to real property. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Owner: means any person owning a drycleaning facility or wholesale supply facility. See Florida Regulations 62-781.100
  • PAHs: means Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • PCBs: means Polychlorinated Biphenyls. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, firm, association, joint venture, estate, trust, business trust, syndicate, fiduciary, commission, county, municipality or political subdivision of a state, any interstate body, the federal government or any subdivision thereof and all other groups or combinations, whether public or private. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Piezometer: means a permanent or temporary well that may be designed and constructed without the surface sealing or sand filter pack requirements of a monitoring well. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Planned project corridor: means the proposed path of a greenway or trail described in an Application for Acquisition of Land and comprised exclusively of those parcels of real property for which Willing Owner Certificates have been executed for 80 percent of the parcels and submitted with the Application. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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.
  • Plume: means the portion of an aquifer or aquifers in which groundwater contamination above applicable CTLs, and background concentrations as defined in subsection 62-780. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Poor quality: means groundwater within the affected monitoring zone with background concentrations, as defined in subsection 62-780. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Postcertification amendments: means documentation that reflects changes in the certified project under the provisions of subsection 62-807. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • PQL: means practical quantitation limit. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • PRAC: means a single entity that is responsible for a Project, including scheduling and coordination, in both pre-rehabilitation and rehabilitation phases, and generally responsible for the successful, timely, and economical completion of the Project. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Precertification amendments: means documentation submitted by the applicant during the application review period pursuant to Florida Statutes § 403. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Product recovery: means the removal of free product. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Professional Services: means pursuant to Florida Statutes § 287. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Program: The alternative procedure for resolution of disputed sinkhole insurance claims authorized by Florida Statutes § 627. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Project: means a discrete and identifiable plan or undertaking which describes in detail the acquisition, development, designation, use or management of certain lands or waterways within the Florida Greenways and Trails System. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Project: means a response action as defined in Florida Statutes § 376. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Project boundary: means a conceptual outline or drawing that depicts the maximum physical boundaries for a proposed greenway or trail. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Proposal: means the application and supporting documentation submitted to OGT for consideration in one or more of the procedures established by this chapter for the evaluation, selection, acquisition, designation, use or management of lands or waterways within the Florida Greenways and Trails System. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • PRSR: means person responsible for site rehabilitation. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Public Conservation or Recreation Lands or Waterways: means lands or waterways owned by a national, state, regional or local governmental entity. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property owner: means the person or entity that is vested with ownership, dominion, or legal or rightful title to the real property. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Recreational Prioritization Maps: means the opportunity maps contained in the document titled Prioritization of Recreational Trail Opportunities for the State of Florida developed by OGT in coordination with the University of Florida, and approved by the Council on May 18, 2002, that rank the opportunity segments shown on the Implementation Plan maps as high, medium, or low priority, based upon criteria approved by the Council. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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
  • Response Action Contractor: means a person who is carrying out any emergency response action activities pursuant to Fl. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • RFQ: means a solicitation for statements of qualification for the Department to select one or more vendors to provide Professional Services under a Continuing Contract, performed in accordance with Florida Statutes § 287. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Right-of-way: means the area between two edges of ROW. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, or the duly authorized designee. See Florida Regulations 62-807.200
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • Sediment: means the unconsolidated solid matrix occurring immediately beneath any surface water body. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • 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 "contaminated site" as defined in Florida Statutes § 376. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Site: means any "contaminated site" as defined in Florida Statutes § 376. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Site assessment: means the performance of any of the tasks or activities as described in rules 62-780. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Source removal: means the removal of free product, contaminated groundwater, contaminated sediment, or contaminated soil, or the removal of contaminants from soil or sediment that has been contaminated to the extent that leaching to groundwater or surface water has occurred or is occurring, after approval of a Remedial Action Plan pursuant to Fl. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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
  • Sponsor: means the person, organization, coalition or government agency (or any combination thereof) that submits to OGT an application for OGT's acquisition or designation of lands or waterways as components of the Florida Greenways and Trails System, with the intent of being responsible for the planning, establishment, development, maintenance and/or management of the proposed project. See Florida Regulations 62S-1.100
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Substation: means the electrical facility and related property used for the connection of transmission lines or distribution lines to other such electrical facilities or electrical generating plants. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • 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
  • Surface water: means water upon the surface of the earth where state water quality standards apply, whether contained in bounds created naturally or artificially or diffused. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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 by the Department to a selected PRAC to use contracted services to conduct a defined set of activities related to a Project for a Site or multiple Sites under the Waste Cleanup Program. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Task Assignment Change Order: means a modification to a Task Assignment by written authorization prior to the expiration of the Task Assignment or underlying Continuing Contract. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Technical Evaluation Committee: means Department employees selected by the Department head or designee to evaluate the technical presentation portion during the Request for Qualifications. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • TPOC: means temporary point of compliance. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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.
  • Transmission Line: means a system of conductors used to transport electrical energy at voltages of 69 kV or greater. See Florida Regulations 62-814.200
  • TRPHs: means Total Recoverable Petroleum Hydrocarbons. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • 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.
  • UCL: means upper confidence limit estimate of the arithmetic mean. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Used oil: means any lubricants for use in internal combustion engines that have been refined from crude oil and, as a result of use, storage, or handling, have become unsuitable for their original purpose due to the presence of impurities or loss of properties, but that may be suitable for further use as a fuel or are economically recyclable for use as a fuel. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • VCA: means Voluntary Cleanup Agreement. See Florida Regulations 62-780.200
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Waste Cleanup Program: means all response action activity, regardless of funding source, excluding response actions addressed pursuant to rule Fl. See Florida Regulations 62-787.200
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.