Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1560 By Senator Braynon 35-00169A-20 20201560__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to construction materials mining 3 activities; amending s. 552.30, F.S.; requiring that 4 blasting reports be submitted to the Chief Financial 5 Officer and the State Fire Marshal; requiring the 6 Division of State Fire Marshal to make such reports 7 publicly available on its webpage; providing report 8 requirements; providing legislative findings and 9 intent; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsections (4) and (5) are added to section 14 552.30, Florida Statutes, to read: 15 552.30 Construction materials mining activities.— 16 (4) All blasting reports must be submitted to the Chief 17 Financial Officer and the State Fire Marshal. The division shall 18 make the reports publicly available on its webpage. The reports 19 must contain the elements described in chapter 69A-2, Florida 20 Administrative Code, including frequency level and peak particle 21 velocity. 22 (5) The Legislature finds that the 1978 United States 23 Bureau of Mines study is not indicative or authoritative of any 24 concrete evidence for future studies and findings with regard to 25 areas of low depth to water table and that there has never been 26 a specific study on the structure response and damage produced 27 by ground vibration from surface mine blasting in areas of low 28 depth to water table. The Legislature intends that the Chief 29 Financial Officer administer duties to protect homes from 30 damages caused by blasting at a low depth to water table. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.