Why is stormwater a problem? To give some perspective, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicates that over 40% of waters assessed by the states are too polluted for fishing or swimming. The top four impairments are pathogens, metals, nutrients, and sediment.
The Mining and Mitigation Technical Support (MMTS) staff of the Engineering, Hydrology and Geology Program (EHGP) provides technical assistance to the Mining and Mitigation Program and other programs within the Division of Water Resource Management.
Staff primarily review and evaluate Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) applications for mines and mitigation banks, and Conceptual Reclamation Plans for mines in compliance with Chapters 211, 373, 377 and 378, Florida Statutes. The following areas are considered:
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.