To provide certainty, streamlining, and efficiency, DEP will consider that any wetlands or other surface waters delineated in accordance with Chapter 62-340, F.A.C., that are regulated under Part IV of Chapter 373, F.S., could be considered Waters of the United States (WOTUS), and will treat them as if they are, unless the applicant clearly demonstrates otherwise. WOTUS determinations may take extra processing time. DEP highly encourages applicants to take advantage of the added efficiency of accepting WOTUS jurisdiction over all wetlands and other surface waters onsite.
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.