Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan
The department created this rule chapter to implement section 380.093, F.S., relating to the Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan and project submittal requirements. Entities for which this rule is relevant include coastal and inland communities including counties, municipalities, water management districts, flood control districts and regional resilience entities.
The subject matters addressed by the rule will include sea level rise, flooding, infrastructure, planning, vulnerability, and resilience related to the development of the Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan
62S-8, Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan
DEP is required by section 161.551, F.S. to develop and adopt rules for implementing the section. The section requires state-financed constructors to assess the potential impacts of sea level rise and storms on new coastal construction.
The rules will include definitions, requirements of state-financed constructors, standards for SLIP studies, implementation of SLIP study findings, enforcement mechanisms and the effective date of the rules.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.