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Formal Determinations for Mining Projects

A formal determination (FD) is a legally binding determination by the agency of the landward extent (boundaries) of wetlands and other surface waters as defined by Chapter 62-340, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). A formal determination is binding on the real property for which that determination is sought for as long as the determination is valid, in accordance with Sections 373.421(2) and (3), Florida Statutes (F.S.). The methodology for the Delineation of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Other Surface Waters is found in Chapter 62-340, F.A.C.

If the project is a mine, the FD Petition will be processed by the Mining and Mitigation Program. If the project is not a mine, the FD petition will be processed by the appropriate DEP district office or water management district

Whom Do I Contact to Find Out More About Obtaining a Formal Determination for a Mine?33-year old reclaimed cypress swamp with fern understory at Fort Green Phosphate Mine

Please submit a completed FD Petition form and fee to or mail to:

Mining and Mitigation Program
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3577
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Formal Determination Information and Forms

More information about the FD process, fees and the current FD Petition form:

Formal Determinations Fee Schedule for Mining Projects
Project Area Fee
Total area to be included in the determination is less than 10 acres $780
Total area to be included in the determination is at least 10, but less than 40 acres $1,060
Total area to be included in the determination is at least 40, but no more than 100 acres $2,110
Additional fee per 100 acres (or portion thereof) beyond the first 100 acres $290

Last Modified:
August 16, 2023 - 10:55am

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