Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 18-24.002 - Public Purposes and Categories of Projects Qualifying for Funding

(1) Projects proposed to be funded pursuant to Section 259.105(3)(b), F.S., must meet at least one of the criteria outlined under Section 259.105(9), F.S., and further described in Rule 18-24.0021, F.A.C., and shall meet at least two of the Florida Forever goals and measures outlined in Section 259.105(4), F.S., and further described in Rule 18-24.0022, F.A.C.
(2) To qualify for funding under Section 259.105(3)(b), F.S., a project also must be selected pursuant to the provisions of this rule, except as follows:
(a) An inholding or an addition to a project acquired by the Fund under Section 259.105(3)(b), F.S., if the estimated value of the inholding or addition does not exceed $500,000, and the managing agency demonstrates in writing to the Division of State Lands that such inholding or addition is in furtherance of the public purpose established for the original acquisition project, or of the current public purpose, if changed;
(b) The remaining lands of a project which has been removed from the acquisition list because 90% or more of the acreage has been purchased by the state;
(c) Lands which qualify for emergency acquisition by the Board, under the Emergency Archaeological Property Acquisition Act of 1988, Section 253.027, F.S.;
(d) Lands which qualify for emergency acquisition by the Board pursuant to Section 259.041(15)(c), F.S., when a significant portion of the lands contain natural communities or plant or animal species which are listed by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory as critically imperiled, imperiled, or rare, or as excellent quality occurrences of natural communities;
(e) De minimis lands; or
(f) Lands acquired to facilitate resolution of a pending lawsuit involving the Board, when the Council determines that the property to be acquired is consistent with the goals and measures of the Florida Forever Program but was not proposed as an acquisition project under the Program due to its litigation status; and the Board determines the property to be acquired to be of significant natural or historical resource value and its purchase to be in the public interest.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 18-24.002
Rulemaking Authority 259.035(1), (4), 259.105(9), (18) FS. Law Implemented 259.035, 259.04, 259.041, 259.045, 259.07, 259.105 FS.
New 7-17-01, Amended 5-1-10.

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