The State Land Planning Agency, established within the Department of Economic Opportunity, has the authority to oversee land planning, zoning, and development activities in the state. The Agency is responsible for establishing land and water management policies to guide and coordinate local decisions relating to growth and development; when possible, such state land and water management policies are implemented by local governments. For the purpose of this act, “development” refers to building activities and mining operations, the reconstruction or modification of an existing structure, a change in the intensity of land use, alteration of a shore or bank, drilling, demolition, land clearing, and the deposit of refuse, solid or liquid waste, or fill on a parcel of land. The Agency may also recommend land areas for designation as Critical Areas of State Concern. Development in such areas is restricted. This legislation contains additional information on the powers and duties of the Agency, as well as procedures for the designation of land. The legislation also contains additional provisions for land management in the Florida Keys, Big Cypress, Green Swamp, and Apalachicola Bay Areas, and regional developments.