Current through Reg. 47, No. 249; December 28, 2021
As used in this chapter, the following meanings shall
(1) "Barracks" - A large
building used for temporary occupancy and synonymous with the term
(2) "Common areas" -
That portion of a migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing not
included within private living quarters and where migrant labor camp or
residential migrant housing residents generally congregate.
(3) "Department" - For the purpose of this
rule, the term "Department" has the same meaning as the definition that appears
(4) "Family" - Includes
spouse, children, stepchildren, foster children, parents, stepparents,
fosterparents, brothers and sisters.
(5) "Field" - A cultivated expanse of land,
especially one devoted to a particular crop. For example, a farm producing,
wheat, rice, corn, soybeans, barley, beans, rye, sorghum, cotton, tobacco,
potatoes, sugar crops, hay, peanuts, mint, hops, tomatoes, strawberries, and
other such crops.
disposal" - For the purpose of this rule, the term "Garbage disposal" has the
same meaning as the definition that appears in Section 381.008(12),
(7) "Group toilets" - A room
providing a suite of water closets or toilets and lavatories.
(8) "Hand-labor operations" - Agricultural
activities or agricultural operations performed by hand or with hand tools.
Hand labor operations also include activities or operations performed in
conjunction with hand labor in the field. Examples of "hand labor operations"
are the hand-cultivation, hand-weeding, hand-planting and hand-harvesting of
vegetables, nuts, fruits, seedlings, or other crops, including mushrooms, plant
(nursery) farms, sod farms, and the hand packing of produce into containers,
whether done on the ground, on a moving machine or in a temporary packing shed
located in the field. "Hand-labor" does not include such activities as logging
operations, the care or feeding of livestock, or hand-labor operations in
permanent structures (e.g., canning facilities or packing houses), or the
operation of a machine, such as a picker or tractor.
(9) "Hand tools" - any hand-held implement
used in agriculture by manual laborers to prepare and plant field crops for
(10) "Incident of
employment" - Something that is contingent upon or related to being employed.
For the purpose of this rule, this term shall also mean the same as condition
of employment. Examples include housing provided by farm labor contractors or
growers for the migrant and seasonal farmworkers they employ or that are
employed by any other farm labor contractors.
(11) "Lighting" - For the purpose of this
rule, the term "Lighting" has the same meaning as the definition that appears
(12) "Major Deficiency" - Non
compliance of a standard or numerous violations of the standards of this
chapter which solely or collectively cause an imminent threat to public health
or cause a high risk of injury. Examples of major deficiencies are untreated
sewage on the ground, unsafe or deteriorated housing, contaminated water
supply, holes in floors extending completely through the original designed
exterior, unsafe stairs and flooring posing a risk of persons falling, unsafe
ceiling with risk of imminent collapse, ceiling or roof leaks, gas leaks,
exposed or cross connection of electrical wires, boarded windows where the 10
percent window area requirement is not met, boarded doorways providing egress
farmworker" - A person who is or has been employed in hand-labor operations in
planting, cultivating, or harvesting agriculture crops within the last 12
months and who has changed residence for purposes of employment in agriculture
within the last 12 months.
"Migrant labor camp" - For the purpose of this rule, the term "Migrant labor
camp" has the same meaning as the definition that appears in Section
hygiene facilities" - For the purpose of this rule, the term "Personal hygiene
facilities" has the same meaning as the definition that appears in Section
water" - Water which is satisfactory for drinking, food preparation, bathing,
and meets drinking water standards of Rule 62-550, 62-555, 62-560, or 64E-8,
(17) "Private living
quarters" - A building or portion of a building, dormitory or barracks,
including its bathroom facilities, or a similar type of sleeping and bathroom
area, which is a home, residence, or a sleeping place for a resident of a
migrant labor camp or residential migrant housing.
(18) "Residential migrant housing" - For the
purpose of this rule, the term "Residential migrant housing" has the same
meaning as the definition that appears in Section
(19) "Seasonal farmworker" - A
person who, within the last 12 months, is or has been employed where a minimum
of 50 percent of their time in that position involves hand-labor operations and
who has not changed residence for the purpose of employment in agriculture.
This term includes seasonal workers employed in alternative positions not
related to hand-labor operations once the harvesting season has ended. For
example, the term seasonal worker includes persons employed operating a
machine, such as a picker or tractor, during periods when the hand-labor
operations have ended for the season.
(20) "Sewage disposal" - For the purpose of
this rule, the term "Sewage disposal" has the same meaning as the definition
that appears in Section 381.008(11), F.S. The standards by which a facility is
"approved" for "satisfactory treatment and disposal of human excreta and liquid
waste" are found in Chapter 64E-6 or Chapter 62-600, F.A.C. All facilities
shall be constructed and maintained in compliance with the requirements
established in these chapters, as appropriate, before receiving a
(21) "Single Family
Residence" - A structure that is designed and built to house only one family
rather than several unrelated persons (such as barracks) or multiple families
(such as rooming houses).
"Structure" - For the purpose of this chapter, the term shall mean any building
or municipality approved housing which offers protection from the elements for
migrant and seasonal farmworkers and includes family residential units,
multi-family units, barracks, and rooming houses.
(23) "Substantially renovated" - Migrant
farmworker housing which has been remodeled or enlarged to comply with current
local building, plumbing, electrical, or fire safety codes and the water supply
and sewage disposal sections of this chapter. This does not apply to cosmetic
repairs or routine maintenance.
(24) "Vermin" - Any of various small animals
or insects that are destructive, or injurious to health, such as cockroaches or
(25) "Water closet" - A room
or booth containing a toilet and often a washbowl or basin.