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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXVIII
NATURAL RESOURCES; CONSERVATION, RECLAMATION, AND USE
Chapter 374
NAVIGATION DISTRICTS; WATERWAYS DEVELOPMENT
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F.S. 374.975
374.975 Inland navigation districts; legislative intent.
(1) The Legislature hereby recognizes the continuing need for inland navigation districts to undertake programs necessary to accomplish the purposes of construction, maintenance, and operation of Florida’s inland waterways pursuant to s. 107 of the federal River and Harbor Act of 1960, 33 U.S.C. s. 577, and that it is in the public interest for inland navigation districts to operate and maintain the intracoastal waterway and any other public navigation channels authorized by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
(2) The Legislature hereby directs all inland navigation districts to undertake, as outlined in this act, additional programs designed to alleviate the problems associated with the districts’ waterways.
(3) The Florida Inland Navigation District and the West Coast Inland Navigation District are directed to develop long-range plans for maintenance of the intracoastal waterway and for spoil disposal.
History.s. 1, ch. 85-200; s. 29, ch. 87-225; s. 1, ch. 90-264; s. 16, ch. 95-146; s. 1, ch. 2008-40.