RULE NO: RULE TITLE
18-1.001: Purpose and Intent
18-1.003: General Requirements
18-1.005: Appraisal Map and Survey
18-1.006: Appraisal Procedures, Report Requirements and Determining Maximum Amounts
18-1.007: Designated Appraisal Organizations and Appraiser Selection
18-1.009: Purchase Instruments
18-1.011: Board Action
18-1.014: Multi-Party Acquisitions
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board published a Notice of Rule Development on January 5, 2007, to amend Rules 18-1.002, 18-1.003, 18-1.005, 18-1.006, 18-1.007 and 18-1.008, F.A.C. As those Rules were developed, it became clear that it may be necessary to open every rule in the chapter to update and clarify them. The purposes of this amendment are to clarify the rules and implement statutes and policies adopted by the Board for land acquisition and appraisal procedures. These rule amendments will implement recommendations of the Auditor General’s Office in a June 2005 operational audit. Please see also the Notice of Rule Development published January 5, 2007.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: The rule amendments will do the following: clarify appraisal-related terms by adding or amending definitions; clarify the use of federal procedures, including when it is acceptable or required; add references to Chapter 259, Florida Statutes, for conservation lands procedures; incorporate by reference the “Supplemental Appraisal Standards for Board of Trustees Land,” and reduce redundancy and inconsistency between it and the current rule; update the rule to conform, to the extent practicable, to technical changes of the Appraisal Foundation, as published annually in the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice”: clarify the meaning of “approved appraiser organization”; and update the appraiser selection procedures to reflect current practice for land acquisitions. Please also see the Notice of Rule Development for Rule 18-1.002, F.A.C., et al., published on January 5, 2007.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 253.025(6), 253.025(7), 253.025(12), 253.03(7). 253.034(6), 259.041(2), 259.041(7) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 253.025, 259.041 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Kerry Drakes, Division of State Lands, MS 110, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee FL 32399-3000, (850)245-2658, e-mail Kerry.Drakes@dep.state.fl.us. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Kerry Drakes at the address/phone above.
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.