§ 403.011 Short title
§ 403.021 Legislative declaration; public policy
§ 403.031 Definitions
§ 403.051 Meetings; hearings and procedure
§ 403.061 Department; powers and duties
§ 403.0611 Alternative methods of regulatory permitting; department duties
§ 403.0615 Water resources restoration and preservation
§ 403.0617 Innovative nutrient and sediment reduction and conservation pilot project program
§ 403.062 Pollution control; underground, surface, and coastal waters
§ 403.0623 Environmental data; quality assurance
§ 403.0625 Environmental laboratory certification; water quality tests conducted by a certified laboratory
§ 403.063 Groundwater quality monitoring
§ 403.064 Reuse of reclaimed water
§ 403.0645 Reclaimed water use at state facilities
§ 403.067 Establishment and implementation of total maximum daily loads
§ 403.0675 Progress reports
§ 403.072 Pollution Prevention Act
§ 403.073 Pollution prevention; state goal; agency programs; public education
§ 403.074 Technical assistance by the department
§ 403.075 Legislative findings
§ 403.0752 Ecosystem management agreements
§ 403.076 Short title
§ 403.077 Public notification of pollution
§ 403.078 Effect on other law
§ 403.081 Performance by other state agencies
§ 403.085 Sanitary sewage disposal units; advanced and secondary waste treatment; industrial waste treatment
§ 403.086 Sewage disposal facilities; advanced and secondary waste treatment
§ 403.08601 Leah Schad Memorial Ocean Outfall Program
§ 403.0862 Discharge of waste from state groundwater cleanup operations to publicly owned treatment works
§ 403.087 Permits; general issuance; denial; revocation; prohibition; penalty
§ 403.0871 Florida Permit Fee Trust Fund
§ 403.0872 Operation permits for major sources of air pollution; annual operation license fee
§ 403.0873 Florida Air-Operation License Fee Account
§ 403.08735 Air emissions trading
§ 403.0874 Air Pollution Control Trust Fund
§ 403.0875 Citation of rule
§ 403.0876 Permits; processing
§ 403.0877 Certification by professionals regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation
§ 403.088 Water pollution operation permits; conditions
§ 403.0881 Wastewater or reuse or disposal systems or water treatment works; construction permits
§ 403.0882 Discharge of demineralization concentrate
§ 403.0885 Establishment of federally approved state National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program
§ 403.08852 Clarification of requirements under rule 62-302.520(2), F.A.C
§ 403.0891 State, regional, and local stormwater management plans and programs
§ 403.0893 Stormwater funding; dedicated funds for stormwater management
§ 403.0896 Training and assistance for stormwater management system personnel
§ 403.091 Inspections
§ 403.092 Package sewage treatment facilities; inspection
§ 403.111 Confidential records
§ 403.121 Enforcement; procedure; remedies
§ 403.131 Injunctive relief, remedies
§ 403.135 Persons who accept wastewater for spray irrigation; civil liability
§ 403.141 Civil liability; joint and several liability
§ 403.151 Compliance with rules or orders of department
§ 403.161 Prohibitions, violation, penalty, intent
§ 403.1655 Environmental short-term emergency response program
§ 403.1815 Construction of water distribution mains and sewage collection and transmission systems; local regulation
§ 403.182 Local pollution control programs
§ 403.1832 Grants and Donations Trust Fund
§ 403.1834 State bonds to finance or refinance facilities; exemption from taxation
§ 403.1835 Water pollution control financial assistance
§ 403.1837 Florida Water Pollution Control Financing Corporation
§ 403.1838 Small Community Sewer Construction Assistance Act
§ 403.191 Construction in relation to other law
§ 403.201 Variances
§ 403.231 Department of Legal Affairs to represent the state
§ 403.251 Safety clause
§ 403.281 Definitions; weather modification law
§ 403.291 Purpose of weather modification law
§ 403.301 Artificial weather modification operation; license required
§ 403.311 Application for weather modification licensing; fee
§ 403.321 Proof of financial responsibility
§ 403.331 Issuance of license; suspension or revocation; renewal
§ 403.341 Filing and publication of notice of intention to operate; limitation on area and time
§ 403.351 Contents of notice of intention
§ 403.361 Publication of notice of intention
§ 403.371 Proof of publication
§ 403.381 Record and reports of operations
§ 403.391 Emergency licenses
§ 403.401 Suspension or revocation of license
§ 403.411 Penalty
§ 403.412 Environmental Protection Act
§ 403.413 Florida Litter Law
§ 403.4131 Litter control
§ 403.41315 Comprehensive illegal dumping, litter, and marine debris control and prevention
§ 403.4132 Litter pickup and removal
§ 403.4133 Adopt-a-Shore Program
§ 403.4135 Litter receptacles
§ 403.414 Environmental award program
§ 403.415 Motor vehicle noise
§ 403.4151 Exempt motor vehicles
§ 403.4153 Federal preemption
§ 403.4154 Phosphogypsum management program
§ 403.4155 Phosphogypsum management; rulemaking authority
§ 403.42 Florida Clean Fuel Act

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 403 > Part I

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • agent: means a person charged by the entity with the responsibility of navigating and operating the personal delivery device. See Florida Statutes 400.9983
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Autonomous vehicle: means any vehicle equipped with an automated driving system. See Florida Statutes 400.9983
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Protection. See Florida Statutes 403.281
  • 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.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • Fully autonomous vehicle: means a vehicle equipped with an automated driving system designed to function without a human operator. See Florida Statutes 400.9983
  • 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
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • impound: means the act of storing a vehicle at a storage facility pursuant to an order of impoundment or immobilization under subsection (6) where the person impounding the vehicle exercises control, supervision, and responsibility over the vehicle. See Florida Statutes 403.08852
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • nighttime: means at any other hour. See Florida Statutes 400.9983
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes any public or private corporation. See Florida Statutes 403.281
  • Person: means any individual, firm, company, agency, organization, partnership, corporation, association, trust, or other business entity of any kind whatsoever. See Florida Statutes 403.08852
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • roadway: refers to any such roadway separately, but not to all such roadways collectively. See Florida Statutes 400.9983
  • school: includes all preelementary, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools. See Florida Statutes 400.9983
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • substance abuse: means the abuse of alcohol or any substance named or described in Schedules I through V of…. See Florida Statutes 403.08852
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011