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Resilient Florida Program - Rulemaking

The Resilient Florida Program is implemented in accordance with section 380.093, F.S.

Resilient Florida Rulemaking

Rule Title and Description Drafts/Documents Status/Comments

62S-8

Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan

The department is creating 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 

May 26, 2022, Rule Development Workshop

March 17, 2022, Rule Development Workshop

  • DEP has filed the rule with the Department of State and it will be effective August 22, 2022.
  • DEP received no written requests to hold a rule hearing for Rule 62S-8, F.A.C. and no hearing was held.
  • A  Notice of Proposed Rule was published in the FAR on June 24, 2022. 
  • Rule Development Workshop was hosted on May 26, 2022 (notice published in the FAR on May 6, 2022). The draft rule that was discussed at the workshop was available on May 12, 2022. 
  • Updated Notice of Rule Development, including a Rule Development Workshop notice, was published in the FAR on Feb. 17, 2022. A Rule Development Workshop was held March 17, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.  
  • Notice of Rule Development  was published in the FAR on Aug. 2, 2021. 
  • Please contact Krista Shipley with any questions.  


SLIP Rule Rulemaking

Rule Title Description  Drafts/Documents Status/Comments 
62S-7 - Sea Level Impact Projection (SLIP) Studies for State-Financed Coastal Construction

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.

Jan. 19 Workshop 

Feb. 16 Workshop

Updates as of April 21, 2021

  • Notice of Rule Development was published in the FAR on Jan. 4, 2021.
  • Notice of Workshop was published in the FAR on Jan. 4, 2021. The workshop was held on Jan. 19, 2021.
  • Notice of Workshop was published in the FAR on Jan. 28, 2021 for a second workshop. This was held on Feb. 16, 2021. Registration was required.
  • Notice of Proposed Rule was published in the FAR on April 2, 2021.
  • As of 5 p.m., April 23, 2021, DEP has received no written requests to hold a Public Hearing for Rule 62S-7, F.A.C. – Public Financing of Coastal Construction. No public hearing will be held.

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August 9, 2022 - 9:24am

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