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DEEPWATER HORIZON - Gulf Oil Spill Information

The Department has issued a 2nd Amended Emergency Final Order (EFO) pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  Specific guidance is included in the EFO for activities that may take place seaward of Coastal Construction Control Lines (for those counties included in the Governor’s Executive Orders that have such lines established). Below are links for all of the EFO's:

The Department Has Issued The Following Emergency Permits

Emergency Application

To help expedite application for emergency permits please use the DEP Emergency Application Form (DEP 73-303) This form is to be used for all requests made pursuant to the EFO for authorization to conduct regulated activities seaward of a Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) as established by law.  The application with instructions are intended for governmental entities, British Petroleum and its contractors making emergency permit application requests pursuant to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Emergency Final Order (EFO) OGC No. 10-160, for proactive measures, restoration, and certain other measures made necessary by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

For questions regarding the DEP Emergency Application Form please contact:

Tony McNeal, P.E.
(850) 245-7665


Additional Emergency Authorizations have been issued for Solid Waste Staging and/or Processing Area

Below are links for the Governor's Executive Orders

 @: Please continue to monitor this website as well as the Department's Deepwater Horoizon web site for updates and further details.
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Last updated: June 17, 2015