161.042 Coastal construction and excavation in barrier beach inlets.—The department is authorized to direct any person, or any public body or agency, responsible for the excavation of sandy sediment as a result of any activity conducted to maintain navigable depths within or immediately adjacent to any coastal barrier beach inlet within sovereignty lands, after the department considers any limitations under chapters 253 and 403 on the deposition of spoil material from the excavation, and upon issuance of water quality certification by the department, to use such sediment for beach nourishment as prescribed by the department. For any construction or excavation within or immediately contiguous to any coastal barrier beach inlet which has been permitted pursuant to s. 161.041, the department may require the permittee to supply beach profiles and conduct hydrographic monitoring of the impacted area.
History.—s. 3, ch. 78-257; s. 1, ch. 80-183; s. 20, ch. 94-356; s. 4, ch. 2000-346.