2017 Florida Statutes
378.409 Civil liability.—
(1) Any operator who begins resource extraction without meeting the requirements of this part is liable to the state for any damages caused to the water or property, including animal, plant, or aquatic life, of the state, and is liable for reasonable costs and expenses of the state in restoring the waters and property, including animal, plant, and aquatic life, of the state to their former condition.
(2) In assessing damages for animal, plant, or aquatic life, the value shall be determined in accordance with the tables of values established by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the department.
(3) Nothing in this section gives the department the right to bring an action on behalf of any private person.
History.—s. 1, ch. 86-294; s. 330, ch. 94-356; s. 199, ch. 99-245.