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Apalachicola Environmental Stewardship Act (Watch)

SB 638 (Montford) appropriates at least $12 million annually from the Florida Forever Trust Fund for five years to the Apalachicola Area of Critical State Concern. It renames the area as the Apalachicola Area of Critical State Concern. The bill provides additional principles for guiding development within the area to include land acquisition and projects for stormwater facilities, central sewage facilities, onsite sewage treatment systems and other projects that protect and improve surface and groundwater quality. (O’Hara)