Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 62C-17.007 - Duration of Reclamation Programs

(1) The Department recognizes that geographic extent, diversity of existing and proposed landforms and availability of fill and revegetation materials have a direct bearing on the time required for the completion of a reclamation program. Landowners are encouraged to complete reclamation programs in the most timely manner consistent with good quality work.
(2) Each reclamation program shall include a timetable for completion of each stage of the program.
(3) The following time periods are the maximum allowed durations for those programs not using sand tailings fill:

Acres In Earth Moving Revegetation Establishment Total
Program Stage Stage Stage Program
20 or less 6 months 1 year 1 year 30 mos.
21-100 1 year 1 year 1 year 3 years
101-200 2 years 1 year 1 year 4 years
201-400 3 years 1 year 1 year 5 years
401 or more 4 years 1 year 1 year 6 years

On parcels of four hundred (400) or more acres, the owner should give serious consideration to multiple programs within the parcel.

(4) Programs proposing to use sand tailings for fill material may have the maximum time period for the earthmoving stage extended by up to fifty percent (50%).
(5) Programs on clay settling areas required to submit applications, pursuant to subsection 62C-17.009(5), F.A.C., may have the maximum time period for the earthmoving stage extended by up to five (5) years.
(6) Programs on clay settling areas may have the initiation of the earthmoving stage begin prior to the certification of abandonment of the dams by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
(a) The Bureau may approve the extension of any stage for good cause. The Landowner shall provide a detailed explanation of the good cause in any request for extension of any stage.
(b) Any approved extension of the duration of a stage of a reclamation program shall extend the duration of the total program by the amount of the extension of duration of the particular stage.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 62C-17.007
Specific Authority 378.021, 378.038, 370.021 FS. Law Implemented 378.021, 378.038 FS.
New 3-24-82, Amended 1-10-85, 12-3-85, Formerly 16C-17.07, 16C-17.007.

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