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Southwest District

Southwest District NPDES Stormwater

The DEP Southwest District regulates the discharge of stormwater from certain construction sites and industrial facilities under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program. Operators of regulated activities must obtain NPDES stormwater permit coverage and implement appropriate pollution prevention techniques to reduce contamination of stormwater runoff. Permits for NPDES stormwater facilities are processed in Tallahassee.

Southwest District Drinking Water

The DEP Southwest District regulates potable water systems in the following counties: Citrus, Hardee, Hernando*, Manatee, Pasco* and Pinellas.

*The Hernando and Pasco County utility departments permit the construction of water distribution mains in their counties that are 12 inches or less in diameter and that will distribute drinking water from county-owned drinking water facilities.

Southwest District Tanks

The Southwest District Storage Tank Program handles compliance, enforcement, technical assistance and contract management relating to tank systems that store regulated substances. Specific activities conducted by district staff are:

1) Underground and aboveground storage tank (Chapters 62-761 and 62-762, F.A.C.) inspections at facilities owned by contracted counties;

2) Discharge prevention and response (Chapter 62S-6, F.A.C.) inspections;

3) Enforcement for non-compliant facilities, including enforcement referrals from the contracted counties;

SLERC and Beaches

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

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