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).
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
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.
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.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.