Section 403.50665, Florida Statutes 2007
403.50665 Land use consistency.--
(1) The applicant shall include in the application a statement on the consistency of the site or any directly associated facilities with existing land use plans and zoning ordinances that were in effect on the date the application was filed and a full description of such consistency.
(2) Within 45 days after the filing of the application, each local government shall file a determination with the department, the applicant, the administrative law judge, and all parties on the consistency of the site or any directly associated facilities with existing land use plans and zoning ordinances that were in effect on the date the application was filed, based on the information provided in the application. The local government may issue its determination up to 35 days later if the local government has requested additional information on land use and zoning consistency as part of the local government's statement on completeness of the application submitted pursuant to s. 403.5066(1)(a). Notice of the consistency determination shall be published in accordance with the requirements of s. 403.5115.
(3) If the local government issues a determination that the proposed electrical power plant is not consistent or in compliance with local land use plans and zoning ordinances, the applicant may apply to the local government for the necessary local approval to address the inconsistencies in the local government's determination. If the applicant makes such an application to the local government, the time schedules under this act shall be tolled until the local government issues its revised determination on land use and zoning or the applicant otherwise withdraws its application to the local government. If the applicant applies to the local government for necessary local land use or zoning approval, the local government shall issue a revised determination within 30 days following the conclusion of that local proceeding, and the time schedules and notice requirements under this act shall apply to such revised determination.
(4) If any substantially affected person wishes to dispute the local government's determination, he or she shall file a petition with the department within 21 days after the publication of notice of the local government's determination. If a hearing is requested, the provisions of s. 403.508(1) shall apply.
(5) The dates in this section may be altered upon agreement between the applicant, the local government, and the department pursuant to s. 403.5095.
(6) If it is determined by the local government that the proposed site or directly associated facility does conform with existing land use plans and zoning ordinances in effect as of the date of the application and no petition has been filed, the responsible zoning or planning authority shall not thereafter change such land use plans or zoning ordinances so as to foreclose construction and operation of the proposed site or directly associated facilities unless certification is subsequently denied or withdrawn.
History.--s. 28, ch. 2006-230.