In response to an emergency created by the impacts of hurricanes and tropical systems, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issues an Emergency Final Order (EFO) that waives specific rules and statutes to address the need for immediate response and recovery actions. The EFO is also referred to as an "Emergency Authorization for Repairs, Replacements, Restoration, and Certain Other Measures Made Necessary by Hurricane _________" and is further described on the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) Emergency Permitting page.
The DEP Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection has developed the attached emergency permitting guidance table to provide property owners and managers with a concise explanation of activities that are authorized seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) under the EFO, and those post storm recovery activities that require further permitting by the local government or DEP. Note that consultation with Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) may be required for construction, operation of equipment, and other activities conducted on the sandy beach or frontal dune during sea turtle nesting season.
A second CCCL Post-Storm Public Information Handout subtitled "Emergency Permitting Guidance for Local Governments, State Agencies and Public Utilities" provides similar detailed descriptions of procedures to be undertaken by public agencies in order to expedite storm recovery activities seaward of the CCCL.
June 24, 2022 - 11:04am
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