DFS Rule Hearing-Sinkhole Database

Jan 11, 2010

The Florida Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), Division of Consumer Services has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule regarding the following Rule:

  • 69J-9.001: Database of Information Relating to Sinkholes

The DFS is required by law to consult with the Florida Geological Survey and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to implement a statewide electronic database of sinkholes and related activity.

If adopted, the proposed Rule would provide the form and content of the database, which may include: standards for reporting and investigating sinkholes, requirements for insurers to report the receipt of sinkhole claims, past sinkhole claim activity and ground settling-related information.

If a Rule Hearing is requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, one will be held at the date, time, and place shown below:

Date: Monday, January 11, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Room 116 of the Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee