There are several Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) rules that either give authority to programs within the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, or programs for which RCP is directly responsible. For more information about any of these, please contact the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection at (850) 245-2094.
Statutes and Rules from which multiple RCP programs derive authority and operate under
Florida Statute (F.S.) or Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) Rule
Governs policy on the ranking and cost sharing of state-funded restoration and inlet management projects. Provides procedures for executing a comprehensive, long-range, statewide beach management plan for the protection of Florida's critically eroded shoreline.
Model Lighting Ordinance for Marine Turtle Protection
Designates coastal areas utilized, or likely to be utilized, by sea turtles for nesting, and to establish guidelines for local government regulations that control beachfront lighting to protect hatching sea turtles.
Citizen support organizations; use of property; audit; public records; partnerships
Use of property, audit and public records requirements, Legislative intent and appropriation power for partnerships, and transparency report to House and Senate leadership regarding Citizen support organizations submitted by DEP
February 17, 2020 - 11:19am
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