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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 403
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F.S. 403.0862
403.0862 Discharge of waste from state groundwater cleanup operations to publicly owned treatment works.
(1) Upon agreement between a local governmental agency and the department, treated waste resulting from the department’s cleanup or restoration of contaminated groundwater may be discharged to a publicly owned treatment works under the jurisdiction of the local governmental agency.
(2) Upon a demonstration by the local government that it incurred damages and costs, including attorney’s fees, as a result of the discharge from the department’s cleanup operations, the department shall pay for all actual damages and costs, including, but not limited to, the cost of bringing the facility into compliance with any state or federal requirements.
(3) Should the discharge from the department’s cleanup operations exceed agreed upon pretreatment limits, the department shall pay the local government an agreed upon sum for each occasion that the discharge exceeds pretreatment limits without proof of damages as required by subsection (2).
(4) The limitation on damages provided by s. 768.28(5) shall not apply to any obligation or payment which may become due under this section.
History.s. 10, ch. 86-186.