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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 403
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F.S. 403.875
403.875 Prohibitions; penalties.
(1) A person may not:
(a) Perform the duties of an operator of a water treatment plant, water distribution system, or domestic wastewater treatment plant unless he or she is licensed under ss. 403.865-403.876.
(b) Use the name or title “water treatment plant operator,” “water distribution system operator,” “domestic wastewater treatment plant operator” or any other words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that he or she is an operator, or otherwise holds himself or herself out as an operator, unless the person is the holder of a valid license issued under ss. 403.865-403.876.
(c) Present as his or her own the license of another.
(d) Knowingly give false or forged evidence to the department.
(e) Use or attempt to use a license that has been suspended, revoked, or placed on inactive or delinquent status.
(f) Employ unlicensed persons to perform the duties of an operator of a water treatment or domestic wastewater treatment plant or a water distribution system.
(g) Conceal information relative to any violation of ss. 403.865-403.876.
(2) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 15, ch. 97-236; s. 12, ch. 2001-270.