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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. 

Please visit the Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)  webpage for additional information.

Updated: November 12, 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

The Notice of Proposed Rule for 62-621.300(7) was published on October 22, 2020 in the FAR.

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-621.300(7) was published on January 13, 2020 in the FAR. 

Updated: October 27, 2020

 

Wastewater

Rule Title Description Contacts/Drafts/Documents Status/Comments

62-600
Domestic Wastewater Facilities

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-600, F.A.C., Domestic Wastewater Facilities, to update provisions as well as implement the relevant provisions of Florida’s Clean Waterways Act (Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).

Contacts

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-600 F.A.C. was published on October 30, 2020, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on November 19, 2020, at 1:00 PM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-600, F.A.C.

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Maurice Barker no later than December 11, 2020.

Updated: November 23, 2020

62-604
Collection Systems and Transmission Facilities

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Chapter 62-604, F.A.C., Collection Systems and Transmission Facilities, to update provisions as well as implement the relevant provisions of Florida’s Clean Waterways Act (Chapter 2020-150, Laws of Florida).

Contacts

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-604 F.A.C. was published on October 30, 2020, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on November 19, 2020, at 1:00 PM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-604, F.A.C.

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Maurice Barker no later than December 11, 2020.

Updated: November 23, 2020

62-610

Reuse of Reclaimed Water and Land Application Phase 1

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments in Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., to update the chapter to be consistent with other Title 62 chapters, correct regulatory references, clarify current language, and require electronic submittal of annual reuse reports through the business portal.

Two separate rulemaking efforts, Phase I and Phase II, will be undertaken by the Department in order to amend this chapter. Phase I does not include amendments for potable reuse.

Phase II will include all the proposed amendments to adopt recommendations of the Potable Reuse Commission’s 2020 report “Advancing Potable Reuse in Florida: Framework for the Implementation of Potable Reuse in Florida” as required by Florida’s Clean Waterways Act of 2020. Phase II will be announced later in 2020.

Contact

Notice of Rule Development for Ch. 62-610 F.A.C., which included notice of public workshop, was published in the FAR on October 5, 2020.  A virtual public workshop for Phase I rulemaking was held on October 23, 2020, at 9:30 AM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-610, F.A.C. 

The Department accepted comments until the end of the day on October 30, 2020. 

See the Chapter 62-610, F.A.C., Rulemaking webpage for additional details.

Updated: November 20, 2020

62-620.610
General Conditions for All Permits

The Department of Environmental Protection proposes amendments to Rule 62-620.610, F.A.C., General Conditions for All Permits, to revise the general condition for reporting noncompliance such as sanitary sewer overflows, spills, and unauthorized discharges, including the incorporation of the public notification of pollution provisions of Section 403.077, Florida Statutes.

Contacts

Drafts & Documents

A Notice of Rule Development for 62-620.610 F.A.C. was published on October 30, 2020, and included a notice of public workshop. A virtual public workshop was held by webinar on November 19, 2020, at 1:00 PM ET to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-620.610, F.A.C.

The Department continues to accept comments - please submit comments to Maurice Barker no later than December 11, 2020.

 Updated: November 23, 2020

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

Drafts & Documents

A public workshop was held September 18, 2020, to receive comments on proposed amendments to Chapter 62-640, F.A.C. The Department requested all written comments be submitted to Maurice Barker no later than October 19, 2020.

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing for 62-640 F.A.C. was published on September 4, 2020 for the September 18, 2020 workshop/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: November 23, 2020

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