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Environmental Contamination (Support)

SB 702 (Albritton) and CS/HB 609 (Perez) address aspects of the Petroleum Restoration Program within the Department of Environmental Protection, which establishes requirements and procedures for cleaning up petroleum-contaminated land and the circumstances under which the state will pay for the cleanup. In addition, CS/HB 609 addresses a current law provision in section 376.313, Florida Statutes, which provides a cause of action for damages resulting from discharges or other conditions of pollution. The bill clarifies that in such actions, damages may include damages to real or personal property resulting from the pollution rather than all damages resulting from the pollution. (O’Hara)