The applicant seeks authorization to construct a borrow pit and access road to serve the future development of the project location. The total amount of wetland impacts is approximately 26.17 acres. The impacts will be mitigated through the purchase of 7.74 federal credits from the federally permitted Tiger Bay Mitigation Bank.
The applicant seeks authorization to develop a composites assembly building with associated stormwater treatment that will serve the Blue Origin Manufacturing Complex in Brevard County, Florida. The total area of proposed work within wetlands is 8.38 acres and an additional 0.108 acre of surface water impact. Compensatory mitigation for the wetland impacts will be provided through the purchase of 1.89 federal UMAM mitigation credits from the NeoVerde Mitigation Bank.
The scope of the project is to construct a 164-lot residential subdivision on a 41.76-acre parcel with associated infrastructure and stormwater management system that will result in 1.52 acres of WOTUS wetland impacts. The impacts will incur a functional loss of 0.379 units being fully offset by the purchase of 0.38 wetland mitigation credits.
The proposed project includes the construction of a 282-lot residential subdivision with associated infrastructure on 157.63 acres of land that will result in 1.2 acres of direct impacts and 5.45 acres of secondary impacts to WOTUS wetlands. The impacts will incur a functional loss of 1.189 units and will be fully offset by the purchase of 1.19 wetland mitigation credits.
Walkers Green Development, LLC (James Paytas, III)
The applicant seeks authorization to construct a new residential subdivision community to serve the Volusia County community. The project area size is approximately 36.69 acres. The total amount of wetland impacts equates to 5.89 acres (1.54 acres of direct impacts and 4.35 acres of secondary impacts) to basin swamp (FNAI). The functional loss will be mitigated through the purchase of 1.27 Federal credits from Tiger Bay Mitigation Bank.
The applicant seeks authorization to construct new manufacturing facilities and modifications to the permitted stormwater management system based on the need for additional essential manufacturing infrastructure associated with the continuing development of the OLS South Campus. This project is Phase I of a two phased project. A permit package for Phase II of this project, referred to as Blue Origin Tier Two South Campus has already been submitted to FDEP 404 Program and has been assigned Application No. 0401326-003-SFI.
The proposed project will result in impacts to eight wetland systems and several non-wetland upland cut surface waters located throughout the project site. All wetlands and surface waters delineated using Chapter 62-340, F.A.C. and regulated under Part IV of Chapter 373, F.S. were accepted as waters of the United States. The total wetland/other surface water impacts associated with the proposed project is 7.35 acres of direct wetland impacts, 2.57 acres of secondary wetland impacts, and 0.835 acres of direct impact to non-wetland upland cut surface waters. The proposed project will impact all on-site wetlands and surface waters.
The applicant seeks authorization to fill 7.83 acres of wetlands with 3.10 acres of secondary impacts for the construction of the Bali Boulevard commercial resort development. The parcel is approximately 57.13 acre parcel with 32.49 acres of wetlands identified as Waters of the United States (WOTUS) through the State 404 program. The scope of the Bali Boulevard application is a commercial resort project that includes 1,059,379 square feet of hotel space, parking, and a stormwater management facility. There are four wetlands on site and one surface water borrow pit. Under the Navigable Water Protection Rule (NWPR), there are only 4.06 acres of WOTUS being impacted for the construction of this project. These impacts occur in Wetland 3 (Wet Flatwoods FNAI) and Wetland 5 (Baygall FNAI). Wetland 3 has a direct impact of 1.33 acres, and Wetland 5 is only being affected by 2.73 acres of secondary impacts. Wetland 5 has been deemed a conservation area through the applicant’s issued Environmental Resource Permit with Saint Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD Permit No.: 200204-2712). Wetland 2 has also been preserved under the ERP application and is only incurring 0.37 acres of secondary impacts. All other direct impacts are occurring in Wetland 4A, B, and C (0.2 acres total) are adjacent to the Borrow Pit (6.3 acres) which is man-made and cut through upland soil with its only hydrologic connection being made through upland cut ditches. Due to constraints on the available land, compensating storage areas are to be constructed up to the wetland lines. This helps alleviate secondary wetland impacts due to the compensating storage areas having no adverse impacts to the hydrology of the remaining wetland systems and acts as a buffer from the effects of the active development. The mitigation plan involves purchasing wetland mitigation credits from the Southport Mitigation Bank. A functional assessment of the federally jurisdictional wetlands was conducted using the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM), which concluded that the direct impacts of this project will incur a total functional loss of 0.76 units. The functional loss will be offset by the purchase of 0.35 credits of federal freshwater forested credits and 2.80 federal freshwater herbaceous credits from SMB. The applicant has purchased more mitigation credits than the functional loss to satisfy permitting conditions regarding conservation areas required by Orange County.
The applicant has filled approximately 3.09 acres of wetlands without a valid State 404 permit from the Department. All wetlands and surface waters delineated using Chapter 62-340, F.A.C. and regulated under Part IV of Chapter 373, F.S.
The applicant seeks authorization to impact 1.58 acres of wetlands and other surface waters to support the Phase I portion of their project on the 18.74 acre KEMCO Industrial Facility parcel. The scope of the project is a proposed industrial development that includes the construction of a new building with associated parking, roads, sidewalks, and utilities as Phase I, which includes 6.31 acres of impervious area and an additional impervious surface of 4.74 acres of a proposed building expansion for future construction as Phase II. All wetlands and surface waters delineated using Chapter 62-340, F.A.C. and regulated under Part IV of Chapter 373, F.S. were accepted to be waters of the United States (WOTUS). The project proposes 0.47 acres of direct wetland impacts and 1.11 acres of surface water impacts to the drainage ditches onsite. The direct impacts are broken down as 0.26 acres to Wetland 1 (Wet Prairie FNAI), 0.21 acres to Wetland 2 (Wet Prairie FNAI), and 1.11 acres to the drainage ditches (Estuarine Ditch/Channel FNAI) for a total of 1.58 acres of impacts. The functional assessment of the wetlands onsite were evaluated using the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) and were calculated to incur a functional loss of 0.14 units. The final Environmental Resource Permit was issued by the St.Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) on June 24, 2022.
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