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Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) & Submerged Lands | ERP Stormwater Rulemaking | NPDES Stormwater | Wastewater


Environmental Resource Permitting & Submerged Lands

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments
62-330
Environmental Resource Permitting
(SWERP 3)

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., to update the Applicant’s Handbook and revise forms to implement the State 404 Program.

Contacts

Hearings Information

Drafts and Documents

A Notice of Change for 62-330 was published on June 8, 2020.

A second Notice of Hearing for 62-330 was published on April 17, 2020 for hearings to be held on April 24 and April 27, 2020. The comment period has been extended to April  30, 2020.

A Notice of Hearing for 62-330 was published on March 11, 2020, but was revised and republished due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements on March 23, 2020.

A Notice of Proposed Rule for 62-330 was published on February 19, 2020.

A  Notice of Rule Development for 62-330 was published on May 11, 2018.

Workshops were held May 30 in Tallahassee, May 31 in Orlando, and June 1 in Ft. Myers. Comments were due by July 31, 2018. 

 Updated: June 8, 2020

62-331
State 404 Program

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes to create Chapter 62-331, F.A.C., to implement the State 404 Program.

Contacts

Hearings Information

Drafts and Documents

A June 11, 2020 Notice of Change for 62-331 was published.

A June 8, 2020 Notice of Change for 62-331 was published.

A second Notice of Hearing for 62-331 was published on April 17, 2020 for hearings to be held on April 24 and April 27, 2020. The comment period has been extended to April  30, 2020.

A Notice of Hearing for 62-331 was published on March 11, 2020, but was revised and republished due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements on March 23, 2020.

A Notice of Proposed Rule for 62-331 was published on February 19, 2020, and a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) for 62-340 has been prepared.

A  Notice of Rule Development for 62-331 was published on May 11, 2018.

Workshops were held May 30 in Tallahassee, May 31 in Orlando, and June 1in Ft. Myers. Comments were due by July 31, 2018. 

  Updated: June 8, 2020

Environmental Resource Permitting Stormwater Rulemaking

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments
Environmental Resource Permitting Rules for Stormwater Design and Operation Regulations (ERP Stormwater)  The Department of Environmental Protection and the Water Management Districts will be initiating rulemaking as directed by Section 5 of Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida, to update the stormwater design and operation regulations for environmental resource permitting (see section 373.4131(6), F.S., as modified by Section 5 of Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).

Contact(s)

Public Meeting Information

A Notice of Public Meeting for ERP Stormwater rulemaking was published on July 20, 2020, for two public meetings that are to be held on July 30 and August 24, 2020. The Department is currently conducting initial outreach, providing an introductory stormwater presentation, and seeking public input ahead of formally initiating rulemaking to update Florida’s stormwater design and operation regulations as directed by Section 5 of Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida.

Following the presentations, any initial comments or information should be provided to the Department by October 1, 2020, via email at: Stormwater2020@floridadep.gov.

Separate Rule Development Workshops will be held at later dates following the initiation of Rule Development. 

Updated: July 20, 2020

NPDES Stormwater

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments
62-621.300(7)
Regulated Phase II MS4s

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-621.300(7), F.A.C., to revise and update forms for the existing Generic Permit for Discharge of Stormwater from Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems for consistency with current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements and to clarify permit language.

Contacts

Documents

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-621.300(7) was published on January 13, 2020 in the FAR. The Department is currently drafting rule language and accepting public comments.

Updated: August 3, 2020

 

Wastewater

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments

62-640
Biosolids

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-640, F.A.C., Biosolids, to revise monitoring and permitting criteria for the land application and management of biosolids. The proposed amendments also address biosolids provisions from Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida.

Contacts

Documents

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for 62-640 F.A.C. was published on September 4, 2020 for the public workshop to be held September 18, 2020. The workshop will be held by webinar. Register for the 62-640 F.A.C. webinar!

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-640 was published on April 14, 2020, amendments consider the provisions of combined Senate Bill/House Bill 712, Section 16, relating to biosolids management, in addition to recommendations of the Biosolids Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).      

A Notice of Cancellation for the Meeting/Workshop Hearing was published on March 20, 2020 .  Also, a Notice of Withdrawal for the proposed rule was published on March 20, 2020. 

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for 62-640 F.A.C. was published on February 17, 2020 for the hearing to be held on March 19, 2020 in Tallahassee.

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-640 was published on March 22, 2019 and a Notice of Workshop for 62-640 was published on June 11, 2019 detailing the three public workshops held throughout the state the last week of June.

A Notice of Proposed Rule 62-640 was published on October 29, 2019 and a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) for 62-640 has been prepared. Comments to the draft and proposed rule are available for review.

See the Chapter 62-640, F.A.C., Rulemaking webpage for additional details.

 Updated: September 4, 2020

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