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Beaches and Coastal Systems Rules & Statutes

Chapter Title Description

62B-26

Metes and Bounds Descriptions of Coastal Construction Control Lines The legal description of the location of the Coastal Construction Control Lines in the coastal counties of Florida.

62B-33

Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems - Rules and Procedures for Coastal Construction and Excavation (Permits for Construction Seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line and Fifty-Foot Setback) Rules and procedures to obtain Permits for construction seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line

62B-34

General Permits for Activities Seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line Implement the provisions of Section 161.053(19), F.S., providing General Permit for activities performed seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line.

62B-36

Beach Management Funding Assistance Program Governs policy on the ranking and cost sharing of state-funded restoration and inlet management projects. Provides procedures for executing a comprehensive, long-range, statewide beach management plan for the protection of Florida's critically eroded shoreline.

62B-41

Rules and Procedures for Application for Coastal Construction Permits Contains criteria and procedure for obtaining a Coastal Construction permit.

62B-49

Contains criteria and procedure for obtaining a Coastal Construction permit. Contains the rules and procedures for obtaining a Joint Coastal Permit pursuant to section 161.055, Florida Statues.

62B-54

Administrative Fines and Damage Liability Provides a method for determining the amount of fines or damages to be assessed for violations pursuant to 161.054 FS, and the procedure for imposing and collecting such fines or damages.

62B-55

Model Lighting Ordinance for Marine Turtle Protection Designates coastal areas utilized, or likely to be utilized, by sea turtles for nesting, and to establish guidelines for local government regulations that control beachfront lighting to protect hatching sea turtles.
62B-56 Rules and Procedures for Using Sand-Filled Geotextile Dune Cores (Permits for Construction and Maintenance) Provide the criteria for constructing and maintaining sand-filled geotextile containers used as dune core structures for coastal armoring.
Chapter 161 F.S. Beach and Shore Preservation Coastal construction and coastal protection.
Chapter 253 F.S. State Lands All lands owned by the State, including sovereign submerged lands.
Chapter 258 F.S. State parks and Preserves State parks, aquatic preserves and wild and scenic rivers.
Chapter 373 F.S. Water Resources State’s surface water and ground water resources.

Drinking Water Rules

Chapter Ttile Description

62-4          

Permits         

Establishes fees and procedures to obtain a permit.          

62-550

Drinking Water Standards, Monitoring, and Reporting

Adopts EPA rules and regulates the water produced by public water systems

62-555

Permitting and Construction of Public Water Systems

Construction, operation, and maintenance standards for public water systems as well as treatment and monitoring requirements for water systems which use surface water.

62-560

Requirements for Public Water Systems that are out of Compliance

Adopts EPA rules on the actions a water system must take when it is not in compliance with the established standardsty.

62-602

Drinking Water and Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Establishes requirements for certification of drinking water and domestic wastewater treatment plant operators.

62-699 Treatment Plant Classification and Staffing Establishes minimum staffing requirements for facilities based on capacity and type of treatment process utilized by the facility.

Environmental Resource Permitting Rules

General ERP Rules

Chapter Title Description

62-4

Permits

Establishes fees and procedures to obtain a permit.

62-113

Delegations

Includes Operating Agreements and Delegation Agreements incorporated by reference

62-302

Surface Water Quality Standards - (Table  62-302.530 - Surface Water Quality Standards)

Establishes the minimum criteria which are necessary to protect the designated uses of a water body, the classification of surface waters, lists specially protected Outstanding Florida Waters.

62-312

Dredge and Fill Activities (Monroe County) [Monroe Co., Part IV, Sections .400-.470]

Current version of rule — ONLY applies to activities within the Outstanding Florida Waters of Monroe County — used together with the Environmental Resource Permit rules

62-330

Environmental Resource Permitting
(Environmental Resource Permitting Forms)
Establishes the statewide thresholds, criteria and conditions for the processing and issuance of ERP permits by DEP, WMDs and delegated local programs. Incorporates by reference the necessary forms and other documents, including the applicable rules of the WMDs. Also lists ERP general permits.

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume I through Appendix D

Mooring Field Management Plan - Basic Example (MSWord)

Mooring Field Management Plan - Full Example (MSWord)

ERP Applicant’s Handbook, Volume I (General and Environmental), used statewide by DEP and all the WMDs

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume II - NWFWMD

ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of Northwest Florida Water Management District.

62-330

 Applicant’s Handbook, Volume II – SJRWMD

        

ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of St. Johns River Water Management District.

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume II - SRWMD ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of the Suwannee River Water Management District.

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume II – SWFWMD          ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. 
62-330 Applicant's Handbook, Volume II - SFWMD

        

ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of the South Florida Water Management District.

62-340
 

Delineation of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Surface Waters Establishes a unified delineation methodology.

62-342

Mitigation Banks (Mitigation Banks Forms) Provides additional criteria for mitigation banks and is used by DEP and three WMDs.

62-344

Delegation of the Environmental Resource Program to Local Governments Guides the participation of local governments by providing procedures and requirements for delegations of all or part of the ERP program.

62-345

Uniform Wetland Mitigation Assessment Method (Uniform Wetland Mitigation Assessment Method Forms) Uniform method to determine the amount of mitigation needed to offset adverse impacts to wetlands and other surface waters, and to award and deduct mitigation bank credits.
62B-49 Joint Coastal Permits and Concurrent Processing of Proprietary Authorizations Combines the regulatory requirements of the coastal construction program with the environmental resource permit program to establish the JCP Program.

Sovereign Submerged Lands

Chapter Title Description
18-14 Administrative Fines for Damaging State Lands or Products Thereof            Applies to any state-owned land               

18-18

Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve

Proprietary rules specific to this aquatic preserve

18-20

Florida Aquatic Preserves

Applies to all aquatic preserves, except Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve

18-21 Sovereign Submerged Lands Management (Sovereign Submerged Lands Management Forms)

Rules that apply to all submerged state-owned land; implements the administrative and management responsibilities of the Board, DEP, and DACS

Groundwater Rules

Chapter Title Description

62-520

Ground Water Classes, Standards, and Exemptions

Defines ground water classes, ground water quality standards, and procedures for water quality exemptions. Permitting and monitoring requirements for installations discharging to ground water, including zones of discharge.

62-521

Wellhead Protection Rule

Permitting requirements and prohibitions for installations within wellhead protection areas.

62-522

Groundwater Permitting and Monitoring Requirements

Sections repealed or transferred to Chapter 62-520, F.A.C.

62-524

Delineation Rule

Requirements for construction and testing for potable wells within a delineated area.

62-528

Underground Injection Control

Construction, testing, permitting, and monitoring requirements, for injection wells. Defines injection well classifications.

62-531

Water Well Contractor Licensing Requirements

Requirements for becoming a licensed water well contractor and disciplinary actions.

62-532 Water Well Permitting and Construction Requirements Requirements to obtain a permit and construct a water well.

Mining and Mitigation

Chapter Title Description

62-4

Permitting

Establishes fees and procedures to obtain a permit.

62-302

Surface Water Quality Standards (Table  62-302.530 - Surface Water Quality Standards)

Establishes the minimum criteria which are necessary to protect the designated uses of a water body, the classification of surface waters, lists specially protected Outstanding Florida Waters.

62-312

Dredge and Fill Activities

Note: This is a link to the most recent version of this the rule.

62-312
(8-7-1995)

8/17/95 Version of Dredge and Fill Activities (Grandfathered Mining)

For mining activities qualifying for grandfathering under sections 373.414(15) or (16), F.S.

62-330

Environmental Resource Permitting

 

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume I

  • Appendices E-H
  • References and Design Aids for Applicants Handbook, Volume I
  • Mooring Field Management Plan - Basic Example (MSWord)
  • Mooring Field Management Plan - Full Example (MSWord)
ERP Applicant’s Handbook, Volume I (General and Environmental), used statewide by DEP and all the WMDs

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume II - NWFWMD

  • Appendices E-F
  • References and Design Aids for Applicants Handbook, Volume II - NWFWMD
ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of Northwest Florida Water Management District.

62-330

 Applicant’s Handbook, Volume II – SJRWMD

        

ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of St. Johns River Water Management District.

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume II - SRWMD ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of the Suwannee River Water Management District.

62-330

Applicant's Handbook, Volume II – SWFWMD          ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. 
62-330 Applicant's Handbook, Volume II - SFWMD

        

ERP Applicant’s Handbook Volume II, (Design and Performance Standards Including Basin Design and Criteria); and other rules for use only within the boundaries of the South Florida Water Management District.

62-340

Wetland Delineation

Provides a unified statewide methodology for the delineation of the extent of wetlands and surface waters.

62-345 Uniform Wetland Mitigation Assessment Method (Uniform Wetland Mitigation Assessment Method Forms) Uniform method to determine the amount of mitigation needed to offset adverse impacts to wetlands and other surface waters, and to award and deduct mitigation bank credits.

62-520

Ground water Standards, Classes and Exemptions

Establishes minimum criteria for ground water, defines the classification of groundwater according to designated uses, procedures for ground water quality exemptions.

62-671

Phosphate Mining Waste Treatment Requirements

Establishes effluent guidelines and standards for mining and processing of phosphate bearing materials.

62-672

Minimum Requirements for Earthen Dams Used in Phosphate Mining and Beneficiation Operations and for Dikes Used in Phosphogypsum Stack System Impoundments

Part I provides requirements for phosphate mining and beneficiation operations including new dam construction, operational requirements, inspections, contingency plans, and non-clay phosphate mining impoundments.  Part II provides requirements for phosphogypsum stack system impoundments which includes construction, assessment, operational, procedural, inspection, and maintenance requirements for perimeter earthen dikes and phosphogypsum stacks. Training, contingency plans and emergency measures are also included.

62-673

Phosphogypsum Management

Contains procedures and permitting requirements for phosphogypsum stack systems. Also provides operational and closure requirements.

Ch. 373 F.S.

Statute for Permitting

Water Resources

Ch. 403 F.S. Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act Regulation and control of water and air resources.

Mine-Reclamation

Chapter Title Description

62C-16

Mandatory Phosphate Mine Reclamation

Administrative procedures and reclamation standards for land disturbed by mining operations related to the extraction of phosphate rock or any other person who is obligated to reclaim mined lands pursuant to subsection 211.32(1), F.S.

62C-17

Master Reclamation Plan for Lands Disturbed by  the Severance  of Phosphate prior to July1, 1975

Administrative procedures and reclamation standards that implement the provisions of Part I of Chapter 378, F.S. related to the reclamation of lands mined for phosphate prior to July 1, 1975.

62C-35

Certification to Administer Reclamation Rules

Procedures for local governments to petition for delegation of authority to administer the mined land reclamation program.

62C-36

Limestone Reclamation Requirements

Administrative procedures and reclamation standards for land disturbed by mining operations related to the extraction of material composed principally of calcium or magnesium carbonate, including limestone, dolomite, shell and coquina.

62C-37

Heavy Mineral Reclamation Requirements

Administrative procedures and reclamation standards for land disturbed by mining operations related to the extraction of resources found in conjunction with sand deposits which have a specific gravity of not less than 2.8, including zircon, staurolite, and titanium minerals.

62C-38

Fuller's Earth Reclamation Requirements

Administrative procedures and reclamation standards for land disturbed by mining operations related to the extraction of clay possessing a high absorptive capacity and consisting of montmorillonite or palygorskite (also known as attapugite).

62C-39 Reclamation Requirements for Solid Resources Other Than Phosphate, Limestone, Heavy Minerals, and Fuller's Earth. Administrative procedures and reclamation standards for land disturbed by mining operations related to the extraction of material such as gravel (noncarbonate), sand, clay (other than fuller's earth), dirt, soil, peat.
Ch. 211 F.S.

Tax on Production of Oil And Gas and Severance of Solid Minerals

Tax on solid minerals; Land Reclamation Trust Fund; refund for restoration and reclamation.
Ch. 378 F.S. Statute for Reclamation Land Reclamation

Oil and Gas Rules

Chapter Title Description

62C-25

Conservation of Oil and Gas: General

Rule adopted to implement the provisions of Chapter 377, Part I, F.S., Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources.

62C-26

Conservation of Oil and Gas: Permitting

Rule adopted to implement the provisions of Chapter 377, Part I, F.S., Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources.

62C-27

Conservation of Oil and Gas: Drilling

Rule adopted to implement the provisions of Chapter 377, Part I, F.S., Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources.

62C-28

Conservation of Oil and Gas: Production and Flowlines

Rule adopted to implement the provisions of Chapter 377, Part I, F.S., Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources.

62C-29

Conservation of Oil and Gas: Injection Wells, Well Workovers, and Abandonments

Rule adopted to implement the provisions of Chapter 377, Part I, F.S., Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources.

62C-30 Conservation of Oil and Gas: Wetlands and Submerged Lands

Rule adopted to implement the provisions of Chapter 377, Part I, F.S., Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources

Stormwater Rules

Chapter Title Description

62-4

Permits

Establishes fees and procedures to obtain a permit.

62-25

Regulation of Stormwater Discharge

For grandfathered activities in accordance with Sections 373.414(11, 12a, 13, 14, 15) and Section 373.4145(6), F.S.

62-620

Wastewater Facility and Activities Permitting

Establishes procedures for individual NPDES permits.

62-621

Generic Permits

Establishes procedures for and incorporates by reference generic permits which operate as NPDES general permits in Florida. These include:

  1. Construction generic permit
  2. Multi-Sector generic permit
  3. Small MS4 generic permit

62-624

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

Establishes procedures for permitting Phase I and II municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).

64 FR 68722

NPDES Storm Water Phase II Final Rule4

Federal Stormwater Rule

40 CFR 122.26 Storm Water Discharges Federal Stormwater Rule

Wastewater Rules

Chapter Title Description

62-4

Permits

Establishes fees and procedures to obtain a permit.

          

62-40

Water Resource Implementation Rule

Provides water policy goals, objectives, and guidance for the development and review of programs, rules, and plans relating to water resources.

62-113

Delegations

Lists delegation agreements which have been entered into by the Department with another state agency, political subdivision, or water management district.

62-160

Quality Assurance

Defines the minimum field and laboratory quality assurance, methodological and reporting requirements of the Department

62-301

Surface Waters of the State

Applicable only to certain grandfathered activities under Sections 373.414(12), (13), (14), (15), or (16), F.S., or 373.4145(6), F.S.

Note: This is a link to the most recent version of this the rule. For a 01/08/96 edition, for grandfathered activities, please see the 1996 version.

62-302

Surface Water Quality Standards

(Table  62-302.530 - Surface Water Quality Standards)
 

Establishes the minimum criteria which are necessary to protect the designated uses of a water body,the classification of surface waters, lists specially protected Outstanding Florida Waters.

62-340

Delineation of the Landward Extent of Wetlands and Surface Waters

Provides a unified statewide methodology for the delineation of the extent of wetlands and surface waters.

62-520

Ground Water Classes, Standards, and Exemptions

Establishes minimum criteria for ground water, defines the classification of groundwater according to designated uses, procedures for ground water quality exemptions.

62-522

Ground Water Permitting and Monitoring Requirements

Establishes permitting and groundwater monitoring requirements, including zones of discharge, for installations discharging to ground water.

62-528

Underground Injection Control

Establishes criteria for the construction and operation of injection wells.

62-550

Drinking Water Standards, Monitoring, and Reporting

Establishes the primary and secondary drinking water standards. Provides treatment, monitoring, and reporting requirements for Public Water Systems.

62-600

Domestic Wastewater Facilities

Provides minimum standards for the design and operational criteria of domestic wastewater facilities.  Establishes minimum treatment requirements for domestic wastewater facilities.

62-601

Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitoring

  • Figure 1 - Approved Test Procedures
  • Figure 2 - Minimum Schedule for Sampling and Testing of Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitoring Parameters
  • Figure 3 - Minimum Ground Water Monitoring Schedule

Establishes minimum requirements for monitoring of domestic wastewater facilities.

62-602

Drinking Water and Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Establishes requirements for certification of drinking water and domestic wastewater treatment plant operators.

62-603

Detergents

Establishes limitations on the amount of phosphorus contained in domestic household laundry detergents sold in the state.

62-604

Collection Systems and Transmission Facilities

Establishes design, construction, and operation requirements for wastewater collection and transmission systems.

62-606

Releases from Gambling Vessels

Addresses the releases of wastes from gambling vessels operating in Florida coastal waters and the minimum waste-service demand to be met by berth/waterfront-land facility owners, as required by Chapter 2008-231, Laws of Florida, Clean Ocean Act, which created Section 376.25, F.S. (2008)..

Establishes minimum staffing requirements for facilities based on capacity and type of treatment process utilized by the facility.

62-610

Reuse of Reclaimed Water and Land Application

Defines reuse as the deliberate application of reclaimed water, in compliance with Department rules, for a beneficial purpose. Provides a comprehensive and detailed set of requirements for the design and operational criteria of a wide range of reuse and land application systems consistent with EPA's Guidelines for Water Reuse.

62-611

Wetlands Application

Provides State regulations and standards for domestic wastewater discharges to wetlands, both man-made and natural.  Establishes frequencies and monitoring criteria for all treatment, receiving and man-made wetlands.

62-620

Wastewater Facility Permitting

Establishes the procedures to obtain a permit to construct, operate or modify domestic and industrial wastewater facilities.  Includes requirements for establishing permit limitations and conditions.  Contains requirements for monitoring and reporting after the permit is issued.

62-621

This chapter sets forth the procedures to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Non-NPDES generic permits authorized under Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 62-620, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Establishes the procedures to obtain a generic permit with applicable NPDES authorization or non-NPDES for certain activities.

62-625

Pretreatment Requirements for Existing and New Sources of Pollution

Establishes pretreatment requirements as part of the State National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).  Provides for the protection of domestic wastewater facilities from pass through or interference from pollutants contributed by industrial users of the domestic wastewater facility.
 

62-640

Domestic Wastewater Biosolids

Defines Biosolids as the solid, semisolid or liquid residue generated during the treatment of domestic wastewater in a domestic wastewater treatment facility but not including solids removed from pump stations and lift stations or screenings and grit removed from the preliminary treatment components of domestic wastewater treatment facilities.  Regulates the beneficial use of biosolids in Florida, including the distribution and marketing of biosolids and the land application of biosolids.

62-650

Water Quality Based Effluent Limitations

Establishes guidelines for the Water Quality Based Effluent Limitations (WQBEL) determinations, level I and level II.

62-660

Industrial Wastewater Facilities

Provides minimum operation and treatment standards, and effluent limitations for industrial wastewater facilities.  Establishes the design, treatment and operation requirements of general permits for laundromats, pesticide waste degradation systems, car wash systems, sand and limestone mines, and tomato wash water.

62-670

Feedlot and Dairy Wastewater Treatment and Management Requirements

Establishes the design, construction and operation requirements for animal feeding operations, dairy farms in the lake Okeechobee drainage basin, and commercial egg production facilities.  Establishes definition of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.

62-671

Phosphate Mining Waste Treatment Requirements

Establishes effluent guidelines, limits and standards for mineral mining and processing, and new source requirements.

62-672

Minimum Requirements for Earthen Dams, Phosphate Mining and Processing Operations

Part I provides requirements for phosphate mining and beneficiation operations including new dam construction, operational requirements, inspections, contingency plans, and non-clay phosphate mining impoundments.  Part II provides requirements for phosphogypsum stack system impoundments which includes construction, assessment, operational, procedural, inspection, and maintenance requirements for perimeter earthen dikes and phosphogypsum stacks. Training, contingency plans and emergency measures are also included.

62-673

Phophogypsum Management

Contains procedures and permitting requirements for phosphogypsum stack systems. Also provides operational and closure requirements
62-699 Treatment Plant Classification and Staffing Establishes minimum staffing requirements for facilities based on capacity and type of treatment process utilized by the facility.
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