62B-34.010. Definitions  

Effective on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • 1(1) “Bluff” is a steep cliff or slope, separating the beach from a generally flat upland area of higher elevation.

    21(2) “Bluff Height” is the vertical distance between the toe of bluff and the top of bluff.

    38(3) “Department” is the Department of Environmental Protection.

    46(4) “Certified Armoring” is a manmade structure designed, constructed and maintained to survive the effects of a thirty-year storm and provide protection to existing or proposed upland structures from erosion, wave attack, and current action associated with that event, and certified by a professional engineer registered in the state of Florida to meet the criteria specified in subparagraphs 10462B-33.024(4)(a)1. 105through 4., F.A.C.

    108(5) “First Line of Construction” is a reasonably continuous and uniform line formed by the seaward limit of the foundations or exterior walls of habitable major structures in the immediate area, provided those structures have not been unduly affected by erosion. Decks, balconies, non-habitable major structures, minor structures, armoring and other similar structures shall not be used to determine the line of construction.

    171(6) “Footprint” is the area of the foundation supporting a structure.

    182(7) “General Permit (GP) Line” is the line that defines the seaward limit where General Permits can be issued for activities authorized by this rule chapter, is established pursuant to the provisions of section 216161.053(18), F.S., 218and is recorded in the official records of the county.

    228(8) “Limit of Construction” is the seaward limit of construction authorized by a General Permit.

    243(9) “Major Road” are 247paved roads designated as public evacuation routes, or 255meeting the definition of arterial or collector in the 264Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction, and Maintenance for Streets and Highways (also referred to as the 283Florida Greenbook285) Florida Department of Transportation 2007, which is incorporated by reference. Copies of this document may be obtained by writing to the Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3522, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400; or at the following web site: www.dep.state.fl.us/beaches.

    327(10) “Marine Turtle Nesting Habitat” is all sandy beaches adjoining the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Straits of Florida in all coastal counties and all inlet shorelines of those beaches. Nesting habitat includes all sandy beach and unvegetated or sparsely vegetated dunes immediately adjacent to the sandy beach and accessible to nesting female turtles.

    387(11) “Minor Structures” are designed 392to be expendable, and to minimize resistance to forces associated with high frequency storms and to break away when subjected to such forces, and which are of such size or design as to have a minor impact on the beach and dune system.

    435(12) “Non-habitable Major Structures” are structures designed primarily for uses other than human occupancy. Typically included within this category are roads, bridges, storm water outfalls, bathhouses, cabanas, decks, swimming pools, and garages.

    467(13) “Primary Dune” is a significant dune which has sufficient alongshore continuity to offer protective value to upland property. The primary dune may be separated from the frontal dune by an interdunal trough; however the primary dune may be considered the frontal dune if located immediately landward of the beach.

    517(14) “Registered Professional” means a professional registered or licensed by and in the State of Florida and practicing under chapter 471, 472, 481, or 492, F.S.

    543(15) “Second Line of Construction” is a reasonably continuous and uniform line formed by the seaward limit of the foundations or exterior walls of habitable major structures situated landward of the structures forming the first line of construction.

    581(16) “Toe of Bluff” is the location where a distinct change in slope occurs between the beach or berm and the face of the bluff.

    606(17) “Top of Bluff” is the location where a distinct change in slope occurs between the face of the bluff and the upland area.

    630(18) “Total Footprint” is the combined area of the footprint of the single-family dwelling, the footprint of any non-habitable major structures and associated minor structures, and all cantilevered areas.

    659(19) “Vegetation Line” is the seaward most continuous line of native 670perennial grass or woody coastal grassland and coastal strand vegetation such as sea oats, 684Uniola paniculata, 686bitter panicum, 688Panicum amarum, 690saw palmetto, 692Serenoa repens, 694or sea grape, 697Coccoloba uvifera.

    699Rulemaking Authority 701161.053(18), 702(20) FS. Law Implemented 706161.052, 707161.053(4), 708(18), (21) FS. History–New 3-27-03, Amended 11-21-05, 4-7-10, 11-28-18.


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