Handbook of Florida Water Regulation: 2016 Florida Water Bill

Lemon trees with micro irrigation system. Photo Credits: UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

This handbook is designed to provide an accurate, current, and authoritative summary of the principal federal and state laws that directly or indirectly relate to agriculture. Written by Tatiana Borisova, Michael T. Olexa, and Jarrett Davis and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, this chapter of the handbook provides a basic overview of the Florida Water Bill.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe1018

Handbook of Florida Water Regulation: Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act

Lemon trees with micro irrigation system. Photo Credits: UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

This handbook is designed to provide an accurate, current, and authoritative summary of the principal federal and state laws that directly or indirectly relate to agriculture. Written by Tatiana Borisova, Michael T. Olexa, and Jarrett Davis and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, this chapter of the handbook provides a basic overview of the Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe1019

Handbook of Florida Water Regulation: Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Figure 1. A photo of Lake Okeechobee, looking out over the western marsh region to the open waters of the large lake. Credit: South Florida Water Management District

This 2-page fact sheet written by Michael T. Olexa, Tatiana Borisova, and Jarrett Davis and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department is part of a handbook designed to provide an accurate, current, and authoritative summary of the principal federal and Florida state laws that govern agriculture. This chapter provides an overview of soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs), explains their purpose and structure, and describes some of the agency partnerships SWCDs make.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe1017

Handbook of Florida Fence and Property Law: Trees and Landowner Responsibility

Figure 2. Urban trees can often impact multiple targets.This 3-page fact sheet provides answers to these questions: What is the rule for the removal of a healthy tree on a boundary line? What is the liability for over-hanging branches and encroaching roots? and, Which landowner is responsible for dead or live trees falling on adjoining property? Written by Michael T. Olexa, Eugene E. Shuey, and Patrick H. Todd, and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, November 2014.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe962

Manual 2009 de los Reglamentos del Empleo que Regulan a los Empleadores y Trabajadores Agrícolas de Florida

This handbook by Fritz Roka, Michael Olexa, Katherine Smallwood, Leo Polopolus, and Carol Fountain, is the Spanish language version of the 2009 Handbook of Employment Regulations Affecting Florida Farm Employers and Workers. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, October 2010. 

FE856 Introducción
FE857 Trabajo del Menor de Edad [Estatal y Federal]
FE858 Derechos Civiles y Antidiscriminación
FE859 Crédito por Ingreso Tributario de Trabajo [Federal]
FE860 Plan de Emergencia y el Derecho-a-Saber de la Comunidad [Estatal]
FE861 Ley del Permiso Médico y Familiar de 1993 [Federal]
FE862 Pruebas y Registro del Contratista de Trabajo Agrícola [Estatal]
FE863 Saneamiento de Campo y Agua Potable [Estatal y Federal]
FE864 Ley de Propietarios e Inquilinos [Estado]
FE865 Ley de los Derechos Humanos de 1977 [Estatal]
FE866 Programas de Reforma de Inmigración [Federal]
FE867 Retención de Impuestos sobre el Ingreso para los Trabajadores Agrícolas [Federal]
FE868 Campos de Trabajo del Trabajador Agrícola Migrante [Federal]
FE869 Viviendas del Trabajador Migrante [Estatal]
FE870 Ley de Protección del Trabajador Agrícola Migrante y Estacional (LPTME) [Federal]
FE871 Salario Mínimo (Ley de las Normas Justas de Trabajo) [Federal]
FE872 Ley de Salud y Seguridad Ocupacional (LSSO) [Federal]
FE873 Ley de Salud y Seguridad Ocupacional (LSSO) Norma de Comunicación del Riesgo [Federal]
FE874 Notificación de Cierre de Planta / Despidos (Ley de Advertencia) [Federal]
FE875 Protección del Polígrafo para los Empleados
FE876 Ley de Portal a Portal de 1947 [Federal]
FE877 Ley del Derecho-a-Saber [Estatal]
FE878 Derecho al Trabajo [Estatal]
FE879 Seguro Social y Seguro Médico [Federal]
FE880 Trasporte—Pruebas de Alcohol y Drogas [Federal]
FE881 Transporte—Reglamentos de Seguridad de Auto-Transporte para los Conductores de Camiones Agrícolas [Federal]
FE882 Transporte—Reglametos de Seguridad de Auto-Transporte para Trasladar Empleados Agrícolas Migrantes [Federal]
FE883 Transporte de los Trabajadores Agrícolas Migrantes [Estatal]
FE884 Indemnización por Desempleo [Federal y Estatal]
FE885 Crédito de Impuestos para Oportunidad de Trabajo (CIOT) [Federal]
FE886 Normas de Protección al Trabajador—APA [Federal]
FE887 Indemnización de los Trabajadores [Estatal]

CIR1242/FE889 Handbook of Florida Fence and Property Law

Now available online as a single pdf. CIR1242, a 46-page handbook by Michael T. Olexa, Eugene E. Shuey, Joshua A. Cossey, and Katherine Smallwood, informs property owners of their rights and responsibilities in terms of their duty to fence. Discussed areas include a property owners responsibility to fence when livestock is kept on the property, the rights of adjoining landowners to fence, the placement of fences, encroachments, boundary lines, easements, contracts, nuisances, and a landowners responsibilities towards persons who enter his property. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, August 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe889

Circular 1242: Handbook of Florida Fence and Property Law

Re-released as a minor revision for 2010 and of interest to farmers and farmland owners in particular, this handbook is designed to inform property owners of their rights and responsibilities in terms of their duty to fence. Discussed areas include a property owner’s responsibility to fence when livestock is kept on the property, the rights of adjoining landowners to fence, the placement of fences, encroachments, boundary lines, easements, contracts, nuisances, and a landowner’s responsibilities towards persons who enter his property. Published August 2010. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_book_florida_fence_and_property_law

Circular 1139 The Florida Agricultural Handbook of Solid and Hazardous Waste

Revised! Circular 1139, a multi-part handbook by Michael T. Olexa and Ian Goldfarb helps Floridians recognize which agricultural and household activities may involve solid and hazardous wastes. It also provides an introduction to the agencies and statutes that govern solid and hazardous waste disposal.
Contents: Table of Contents — Introduction — Overview — Federal Legislation — Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) — Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) — Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) — Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) — Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) — Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act (HMTAA) — Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) — Ocean Dumping Act (ODA) — Clean Water Act (CWA) — Federal Agencies — State Regulation — State Agency Structuring — Local Government Structuring — Solid and Hazardous Waste Disposal — Special Waste Disposal — Underground Storage Tanks — Biological and Animal Waste Disposal — Residual Waste Disposal — Composting — Sewage Disposal Systems — State Agencies — Private Regulation — List of Acronyms — Glossary — Contact Agencies. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, November 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_SERIES_2008_Solid_and_Hazardous_Waste