Florida Proposed Rules

Rule Number:12A-1.087
Rule Title:Exemptions for Power Farm Equipment; Suggested Exemption Certificate for Items Used for Agricultural Purposes
Next Step:At the December 4, 2018, meeting, the Governor and Cabinet approved the Department’s request to adopt this rule. The Department will file the rule for certification with the Department of State on December 19, 2018. The rule will be effective on January 8, 2019.

Certification Package: December 19, 2018
JAPC Certification: December 19, 2018
Certification Letter to JAPC: December 12, 2018
Cabinet Meeting for Adoption: December 4, 2018
Notice of Public Meeting - Cabinet for Adoption: November 20, 2018 (Vol. 44, No. 226 pp. 5300-5301)
Letter to JAPC: November 6, 2018
Notice of Change: November 6, 2018 (Vol. 44, No. 217, p. 5104)
Hearing Information: October 10, 2018
Letter from JAPC: September 28, 2018
Package Filed with JAPC: September 17, 2018
Notice of Proposed Rule: September 14, 2018 (Vol. 44, No. 180, pp. 4208-4214)
Cabinet Meeting for Hearing: August 14, 2018
Notice of Public Meeting - Cabinet for Hearing: August 6, 2018(Vol. 44, No. 152, pp. 3648-3649)
Workshop Information:July 18, 2018
Draft Rule Language:July 18, 2018
Notice of Rule Development:July 2, 2018 (Vol. 44, No. 128, pp. 3093-3094)

Purpose:    Section 36, Chapter 2018-118, L.O.F., made three changes to applicable aquaculture businesses. First, the exemption for butane gas, propane gas, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas was expanded to apply to the production, packing, or processing of aquacultural products, either on or off the farm. Second, the exemption for electricity was expanded to apply to packinghouses where fish are packed or prepared for shipment. Third, a new exemption was added for industrial machinery and equipment purchased for use in aquacultural activities. The purpose of the proposed amendments to Rule 12A-1.087, F.A.C., is to provide guidance on how businesses can document and receive these exemptions.