Resources

Environmental Law

Silvicultural activities are governed by a myriad of rules and regulations. To help forestry operations navigate the maze, we have compiled links to the ones most frequently referenced in a variety of topics:

Wetlands
Federal Section 404(f), Clean Water Act
Right to Farm Act: Florida Statutes, Section 823.14(6) 
Agricultural Lands and Practices: Florida Statutes, Section 163.3162(4)
Exemptions: Florida Statutes Section 373.406 
Use of water in farming and forestry activities: Florida Statutes, Section 403.927 
Silviculture Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Silviculture BMPs Notice of Intent
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Rule 62-25 (Regulation of Storm Water Discharge)
DEP Rule 62-25.030.0511 (Storm Water Discharge Exemptions)
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) Rule 5I-6 (Best Management Practices for Silviculture & Notice of Intent to Implement)

Surface Water
Federal Section 404(f), Clean Water Act
Federal Section 319, Clean Water Act 
Right to Farm Act: Florida Statutes, Section 823.14(6) 
Agricultural Lands and Practices: Florida Statutes, Section 163.3162(4)
Exemptions: Florida Statutes Section 373.406 
Use of water in farming and forestry activities: Florida Statutes, Section 403.927 
DEP Rule 62-330.0511 (Silvicultural Rule for WMDs)
Silviculture BMPs
Silviculture BMPs Notice of Intent
DEP Rule, 62-25.030 (Storm Water Discharge Exemptions)
FDACS Rule 5I-6 (Best Management Practices for Silviculture)

Threatened and Endangered Species
Reporting Form for Sherman’s Fox Squirrel and Florida Pine Snake Sightings
Endangered Species Act of 1973
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Red Cockaded Woodpecker Private Lands Guidelines
RCW Foraging Matrix Application
Bald Eagle Management Guidelines and Conservation Measures
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Flatwoods Salamander
EPA Endangered Species Protection Program
Florida Threatened & Endangered Species Act: Florida Statutes, Section 379.2291 
Florida Threatened & Endangered Species Protection Act: Florida Statutes, Section 379.411 
Preservation of Native Flora of Florida Act: Florida Statutes Sections 581.185, 581.186, and 581.211
Right to Farm Act: Florida Statutes Section 823.14(6) 
Agricultural Lands and Practices: Florida Statutes Section 163.3162(4)
Wildlife BMPs for Forestry (Found under “Publications”)
Wildlife BMPs Notice of Intent (Found under “Publications”)
FDACS Rule 5I-8 (Forestry Wildlife Best Management Practices for State Imperiled Species)

Pesticides
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
EPA Endangered Species Protection Program
Florida Pesticide Law/Florida Agriculture Worker Act: Florida Statutes, Chapter 487
FDACS Rule 5E-2 (Pesticides)
FDACS Rule 5E-9 (Licensed Pesticide Applicators & Dealers)
FDACS Rule 5B-65 (Firewood & Unprocessed Wood Products)
Silviculture BMPs
Right to Farm Act: Florida Statutes, Section 823.14(6) 
Agricultural Lands and Practices: Florida Statutes, Section 163.3162(4)

Waste Oil Management
Section 311, Clean Water Act (Page 134)
Right to Farm Act: Florida Statutes, Section 823.14(6) 
Agricultural Lands and Practices: Florida Statutes, Section 163.3162(4)
Pollutant Discharge Prevention & Removal — Prohibited Acts & Penalties: Section 376.302, Florida Statutes
Pollutant Discharge Prevention & Removal — Removal of Prohibited Discharges: Section 376.305, Florida Statutes 
Section 403.708 & Section 403.751, Florida Statutes (Florida Resource Recovery and Management Act)
DEP Rule 62-770 (Petroleum Site Contamination Clean-up Criteria)
Silviculture BMPs

Prescribed and Open Burning
Section 110, Clean Air Act
Forest Protection: Chapter 590, Florida Statutes
FDACS Rule 5I-2 (Open Burning)
Silvicultural BMPs

 

Disclaimer
The statutes and laws referenced above are listed to give the user general information concerning the subjects. They should not be used as a substitute for professional legal advice.