For the purposes of this
chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
(a) "Acquisition project" means a parcel or
parcels of land proposed for acquisition in accordance with Section
F.S., and this rule.
means the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
(c) "Capital improvement project" means a
proposed or approved activity which may be either a "restoration project" as
defined in paragraph 18-24.001(2)(t), F.A.C., or "other capital improvement
project", as defined in paragraph 18-24.001(2)(q), F.A.C.
(d) "Component of the Everglades restoration
efforts" as used in Section
F.S., means a project which assists in achieving the restoration or acquisition
objectives outlined in Sections
F.S., except as restricted by the terms of Chapter 259, F.S.
(e) "Council" means the Acquisition and
Restoration Council, pursuant to Section
(f) "De minimis lands" are
lands that lie outside an approved acquisition project boundary when part of
the ownership is within an approved project boundary. De minimis lands must not
exceed ten percent of the cost or the size of that portion of the parcel that
lies within the approved project boundary. These lands may or may not have the
same resource values as lands within the project boundary. Additionally, the
estimated cost of the de minimis lands must not exceed one million dollars. The
cost of the de minimis lands shall be estimated by prorating the state-approved
appraised, or tax assessed value based on the amount of acreage outside the
boundary compared to that within the boundary, unless more definitive appraisal
valuations are available for the de minimis lands.
(g) "Ecosystem management team" as used in
F.S., means a team of citizens and agency representatives, formed and
administered by the Department of Environmental Protection under its watershed
or ecosystem management initiative.
(h) "Florida Forever Conservation Needs
Assessment" refers to an analysis of the geographic distribution of Florida's
natural resources as required by the Florida Forever Act and developed in
December 2000 and continually updated for the Department of Environmental
Protection by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory in collaboration with the
Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
the University of Florida, the water management districts, the Department of
State's Division of Historical Resources, and other agencies and organizations
with scientific or technical information on the natural, historical or
recreational resources of Florida, incorporated herein by reference.
"Florida Forever criteria" means the
criteria outlined in Section
F.S., and further defined in Rule
"Florida Forever goals
and measures" means the goals and measures outlined in Section
F.S., and further defined in Rule
(k) "Florida Natural Areas
Inventory" refers to a scientific organization that is used by private and
governmental entities in biological resource evaluations of land acquisition,
land management, and other environmental programs.
(l) "Fund" means the Florida Forever Trust
Fund that is created by Section
F.S., or funds deposited into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund pursuant to s.
28(a), Art. X of the State Constitution.
(m) "Funding sources that are identified and
assured through at least the first two years of the project" as used in Section
259.105(9)(e), F.S., means a funding source for a project for which a
participating agency, entity, partner, or any combination thereof, has pledged
in writing to pursue, through an identified funding source or sources, the
resources required to manage or maintain the project for at least two years
following the execution of a lease or management agreement, or for at least two
years following receipt of specific authority from the Board to proceed with an
"Less-than-fee acquisition", as used in Chapter 259, F.S., and in this chapter,
means acquisition of an interest in property that is not a full fee simple
interest, such as a conservation easement.
(o) "Natural areas" as used in Sections
259.105(2)(a)2. and 3., F.S., means areas of land or water that either retain
or have re-established the characteristics of natural communities.
(p) "Ongoing governmental effort" as used in
F.S., means an ongoing initiative of a federal, state, regional or local
government that contributes to the accomplishment of the Florida Forever goals
(q) "Other capital
improvement project" means a proposed or approved capital improvement activity
relating to the development of necessary infrastructure such as the
"construction, improvement, enlargement or extension of facilities, signs,
firelanes, access roads, and trails; or any other activities that serve to
provide public access, recreational opportunities, or necessary services," as
enumerated in Section
259.03(3), F.S., but
excluding restoration projects as defined in paragraph 18-24.001(2)(t),
Report" means a report prepared in accordance with Rule
F.A.C., for use by the Council in determining the merits and characteristics of
a proposal for funding through the Florida Forever program.
(s) "Resource-based recreation" or "natural
resource-based recreation" or "resource-based public recreational and
educational opportunities" means compatible outdoor recreation that is
dependent on some particular element in the natural or historical environments
and which require some natural condition that cannot easily be duplicated by
people, as deemed appropriate in land management plans approved by the Council.
Visiting historical and archaeological sites is also included because such
sites, while not strictly natural resources, suffer the same limitations of
being fixed in both quantity and location.
(t) "Restoration project" means a proposed or
approved capital improvement project such as ecosystem restoration,
hydrological restoration, or invasive plant removal that do not qualify as an
"other capital improvement project" as defined in paragraph 18-24.001(2)(q),
archaeological or historical value" as used in Section
F.S., means a resource deemed of such significance by the Department of State,
Division of Historical Resources.
(v) "Tax assessed value" means the county
property appraiser's "just value", "just valuation", "actual value" or "value",
all of which are defined as the price at which a property, if offered for sale
in the open market, with a reasonable time for the seller to find a purchaser,
would transfer for cash or its equivalent, under prevailing market conditions
between parties who have knowledge of the uses to which the property may be
put, both seeking to maximize their gains and neither being in a position to
take advantage of the exigencies of the other.