Multiple hydrologic control structures were constructed, and grading within wetland re-establishment areas was completed, without a Department of the Army (DA) Section 404 permit, a Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI), or a State 404 Program authorization. Subsequent to the unauthorized activities identified above, several of the subject hydrologic control structures failed and resulted in erosion of structure-associated berms. The activities were conducted on the above described properties within the landward extent of State Assumed wetlands and surface waters, as defined by Florida Law.
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