*The notices contained on these pages are applications that DEP staff reasonably expects to result in a heightened public concern or likelihood of request for administrative proceedings, based on the size, potential effect on the environment or the public, potential controversial nature, and the location of the activities.
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File Number / Link to File in OCULUS
Wet N Wild, Destin
The Department received an application on 10/16/2020 for an Environment Resources Program Individual Permit to construct a 15-slip commercial docking facility located at 119 Calhoun Ave., in Destin, FL. Proposed work includes the construction of a 15-slip commercial docking facility to support the mooring of pontoon boats and parasail boats. The docking facility will be used in conjunction with an upland jet ski and pontoon boat rental watersports facility. Proposed work will occur in Choctawhatchee Bay.
The Department received an application on 11/16/2020 for an Environment Resources Program Individual Permit to construct a new 74.5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic energy facility (solar farm) on approximately 596 acres of agricultural lands located at Parcel ID# 07-4N-08-0000-0010-0000 in Marianna, FL. The property is located north of State Road 90, east of Lawrence Road, south of Blue Springs Road, and west of State Road 69 in Jackson County, Florida. Proposed work includes the installation of solar photovoltaic panels mounted on tracking arrays, inverters, transformers, solar collector lines, collector yard (substation), unpaved access pathways, and a perimeter security fence. Proposed work also includes the construction of a stormwater management facility and approximately 0.93 acres of impacts to wetland and other surface waters associated with the construction of the facility.
Suzuki Test Facility, Panama City - Suzuki Motor of America, LLC
The Department received an application on 08/31/2020 for a Environment Resources Program Individual Permit to construct, reconstruct, and expand various waterfront structures at 3 adjacent parcels located at 4000 Frankford Avenue in Panama City, FL. Proposed work includes replacing and expanding an existing concrete boat ramp, removing existing docks and constructing a new docking facility, the expansion of an existing upland cut haul-out facility and the installation of a living shoreline. Proposed work will occur in Robinson Bayou and in North Bay.
The Department received an application on 07/08/2020 for a major modification to an existing Environment Resources Program Individual Permit to increase the depth of dredging within the boat basin. Proposed work includes increasing the depth of dredge from -20 MHW to -35 MHW to accommodate fin stabilizers during ship launch. Impacts will include the removal of an additional 113,507 cubic yards of material from Watson Bayou.
The Department received an application on 07/06/2020 for an Environment Resources Program Individual Permit to expand an existing navigation channel. Proposed work includes expansion of the existing navigation channel to 1,400 ft x 70 ft. Impacts will include dredging of the channel to -5 ft MHW with the removal of 185 cubic yards of material and impacts to 0.25 acres (10,950 sq ft) of seagrasses.
The Department received an application on January 7, 2020, for an Environmental Resource Permit to construct a 74.5 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar energy center on approximately 868 acres of agricultural lands in Walton County.
On Oct. 11, 2004, The St. Joe Company and the department established the Ecosystem Management Agreement for Bay and Walton counties (EMA). The EMA provides a flexible and predictable permitting process that will benefit the public and ERP applicants and will yield a net ecosystem benefit to the region over the traditional individual permit process. Implementation of the EMA satisfies all applicable standards and criteria, and includes commitments by the St. Joe Company to various operation, mitigation and conservation conditions that exceed current applicable regulatory requirements.
On May 29, 2015, the St. Joe Company and the department established the Second Ecosystem Management Agreement (F.S. 403.0752). This EMA #2 Area encompasses 42,889 acres of St. Joe owned lands within the West Bay Sector Preservation Area in Bay County.
In June 2015, the St. Joe Company and the department began the process to establish the Third Ecosystem Management Agreement (F.S. 403.0752). This EMA #3 Area encompasses 28,327 acres of St. Joe owned lands within the West Bay Sector Preservation Area in Bay County.
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