This webpage provides links to forms used by the environmental resource permitting (ERP) program. Mines require an ERP unless they are specifically grandfathered under Chapter 373.414(15), Florida Statutes (F.S.). ERPs are required for stormwater management systems associated with projects that involve dredging or filling and/or work done in, on, or over other surface waters (including wetlands), unless the activity is exempt. Permits or authorizations from other local, state or federal agencies may also be required for mining projects.
In most cases, mining projects require an Individual ERP. Individual ERPs for mines require submittal of Sections A and H of the ERP application forms; if the project involves work done in, on, or over wetlands or other surface waters, Section C will also need to be submitted. If the project involves work done in, on, or over state-owned (sovereign) submerged lands, Section F will also need to be submitted. Forms are linked in the table below.
In some cases, a project or portion of a project may qualify for a General Permit. General Permits are for specific projects that have been determined to be of minimal impact to water resources. General Permits are already authorized, but notice of the intent to use a General Permit is required. The notice form for a General ERP is linked in the table below. Activities that qualify for a General ERP and the standards, criteria and conditions for General permits are found in Chapter 62-330, F.A.C.
The Florida Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) is used for assessing functional quality of wetlands to determine amount of mitigation required for impacts under an ERP. The procedures for applying UMAM are outlined in Chapter 62-345, F.A.C. For more information about UMAM, see the UMAM page and UMAM reference page.
If the mitigation required to offset impacts of a project will cost more than $25,000 to construct, an itemized estimate of the cost of implementing the mitigation is required and financial assurance may need to be provided. For more information about financial responsibility for mitigation, see the section 10.3 of the ERP Applicant's Handbook, Volume I. Financial assurance forms are linked below.
Operation and Maintenance Inspection Certification
Electronic Submission Instructions
The Department of Environmental Protection has implemented a paperless permitting process. This allows for electronic submission of applications, forms and requests for information. Compliance forms and reports may be submitted electronically. To complete the below forms, you must have Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher. We suggest that you download Adobe Reader, which is free, from Adobe.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Mining and Mitigation Program 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3577 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 850-245-8336 (phone) / 850-245-8356 (fax) MiningAndMitigation@dep.state.fl.us
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