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The Submerged Lands Environmental Resource Coordination (SLERC) regulates activities involving the alteration of surface water flows. This includes new activities in uplands that generate stormwater runoff from upland construction, as well as dredging and filling in wetlands and other surface waters. Environmental Resource Permit applications are processed by either the department or one of the state's water management districts, in accordance with the division of responsibilities specified in operating agreements between the department and the water management districts. The SLERC Program is in effect throughout the state. 

Southwest District SLERC Contact Phone Number and Email
SLERC Permitter of the Day


Fill out this form for SLERC Complaints or Citizen Concerns

SLERC Compliance Contact Name Phone and Email

Hannah Westervelt

Environmental Administrator


SLERC Permitting Contact Name Phone and Email

Shannon Lenhart

Environmental Administrator


Helpful Links

Submerged Lands Environmental Resources Coordination


Permit Applications Under Review

Permitting Application Subscription Service (PASS)

Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) Frequently Asked Questions

ERP Project Checklists

DEP Wetland Guidance -- Elimination and Reduction of Impacts

DEP Wetland Guidance -- Where do I start? How do I know if I have wetlands?

DEP Wetland Guidance -- Mitigation

ERP Online Help

Information Portal


ERP Applicants Handbook (Supplemental information): Volume I (Wetlands permitting criteria) and Volume II (Stormwater criteria - SWFWMD)

Pre-application Meetings

  • To request a pre-application meeting, please click on the button below:

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For Local Program Delegation, forms and additional information on Submerged Lands and Environmental Resource Coordination (SLERC), please visit the main ERP page.

SLERC Delegated Counties in the Southwest District:

Hillsborough County

Christina Bryant

General Manager

Wetlands Department

Environmental Protection Commission

3629 Queen Palm Drive

Tampa, FL 33619

P: (813) 627-2600, ext. 1218

Pinellas County

Brian Brown

Environmental Manager

Public Works/Ecological Service Unit

Pinellas County Public Works Department

22211 U.S. 19 N.

Clearwater, FL 33765

P: (727) 464-8900

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April 15, 2024 - 9:44am

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