Mining and Mitigation
The Mining and Mitigation Program is responsible for the
administration of reclamation and wetland resource permitting
programs, as authorized by Part II of Chapter 211, Part IV of Chapter
373, and Parts II & III of Chapter 378, Florida Statutes, and set
forth in Title 62, Florida Administrative Code. These rules address
the reclamation and wetland resource permitting on lands disturbed by
the extraction of mineral resources, such as
limestone, dolomite, shell,
heavy minerals, fullerís
earth, peat, clay,
gravel, and sand, and the direct participation of other agencies
in the regulatory process.
Other Mining & Mitigation Related Activities at DEP Include
Mine Safety - Provides federally mandated MSHA safety
and health training throughout the state, as requested by mine
operators and mining contractors. This program has been moved to the
Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) at Tallahassee Community
College. To schedule training, or for more information, please call
Karen Miller at (850) 201-7689.
- Oil and Gas - Permitting and regulatory authority for parties
interested in exploration or production of hydrocarbons in Florida.
Primary responsibilities include conservation of oil and gas resources,
correlative rights protection, maintenance of health and human safety,
and environmental protection.
- Dam Safety - Dam Safety in
Florida is regulated through several rules, which vary by activity
and location. The coordination of these regulations is through the
Mining and Minerals Regulation Program.
Management - Regulates (permitting,
compliance, enforcement) the design, construction, operation and
maintenance of phosphogypsum stack systems.
Reimbursement - Provides
funding for the reclamation of eligible phosphate lands mined
before July 1975.
Mining, Mitigation and Delineation Home
Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3577, Tallahassee, FL
32399-2400 Phone (850) 245-7554