In response to comments from the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, Rule Chapter 14-51, F.A.C., is being amended to replace all references to “rule” with “rule chapter” and “should” to “shall”, remove the definition of “attraction”, and amend the table in Rule 14-51.014, F.A.C., to address the minimum spacing requirement for signs in speed zones less than 25 mph. In addition the following language has been modified:
14-51.011(16) “Pictograph” means a pictorial representation used to identify a governmental jurisdiction, an area of jurisdiction, a governmental agency, a military base or branch of service, a governmental-approved university or college, a toll payment system, or a government-approved institution
the distinctive use of color(s), symbol(s), or copy as a brand identifier for Wayfinding Sign system areas and attractions. They are non-commercial graphics as opposed to commercial logos.
14-51.013(8) Destinations signed prior to the effective date
implementation of this rule chapter shall not be subject to the requirements of this rule chapter.
14-51.013(9) Signs may be approved
by the Department for installation by the Department for research and evaluation purposes only. The research and evaluation studies are the responsibility of the applicant and at a minimum shall include trip generation, origin and destination studies, i.e. entrance and exit locations, specific route, u-turns and last minute lane changes to help determine the safety impact. These studies shall be signed and sealed by a professional engineer registered in the state of evaluation of the temporary installation to become permanent is that to allow same on a permanent basis would be appropriate then the rule will be revised accordingly.
Rule 14-51.020(3)(g) has been amended to read “Certified Florida Farm Wineries shall be eligible for signing pursuant to Section 599.004, F.S. The Florida Farm Winery logo panel with supplemental name panel shall be installed based on space availability. There is a fee associated with this signing.”
The title of Part IV has been changed to “PLACE NAME SIGNS ON NON-LIMITED ACCESS FACILITIES.”
14-51.051(5) Existing community wayfinding guide signs that were installed on the state highway system prior to this rule becoming effective
March 31, 2006, as part of the local governments approved wayfinding guide sign system shall be allowed to remain or be replaced until the local governments approves a new community wayfinding guide sign system is approved by the local government and designed and installed in accordance with this rule chapter.
14-51.052(3) A minimum contrast value of legend color to background color
for community wayfinding guide signs shall be at least of 70 percent is required for community wayfinding guide signs (ADA minimum contrast value).