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Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) and Sovereign Submerged Lands (SSL) Rules

Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) and Sovereign Submerged Lands (SSL) Rules

Rule and Policy Development: The regulatory and proprietary rules used to implement the Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources Coordination Program are authorized under Chapters 253, 258, and 373, of the Florida Statutes. In addition, Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes is used as part of this program to govern activities which may pollute Florida's ground and surface waters, including wetlands. For more information, go to the Rules used by the Department of Environmental Protection to Implement the Environmental Resource Permit program. Rulemaking to adopt these rules is done in accordance with Chapter 120 of the Florida Statutes. 


On-Going Rule Development
Current rules under development.

ERP & SSL Program Rules
Environmental Resource Permitting Rules and Sovereign Submerged Lands Rules.

Grandfathered Rules and Supporting Documents
Environmental Resource Permitting Forms and Rules in use prior to October 1, 2013.

Linkage and Delegation Rules
The  review and issuance (or denial) of a proprietary authorization to use sovereign submerged lands is linked to the review and issuance (or denial) of a regulatory authorization.

Local Program Delegation
To implement this statutory authority, the Department adopted a rule, Chapter 62-344 of the Florida Administrative Code, to guide local governments in the application process, and the criteria that will be used to approve or deny a delegation request.

Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act
Full copy of the Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act in Adobe Acrobat version.  For additional information on mangroves, see the Department's mangrove website.

Public Notices, Outreach & Education Calendar
DEP Public Meetings, hearings and workshops noticed in the Florida Administrative Weekly and on the agency’s website.

ERP Interested Parties Mailing List
Notification list for rule amendments in the ERP program.

Last updated: June 30, 2015

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