Environmental Resource Permitting addresses dredging, filling, and
construction in wetlands and other surface water, as well as stormwater
and surface water management systems in uplands.
Submerged Lands Authorization is required for any construction
on or use of submerged lands owned by the State.
Mitigation provides the option of offsetting wetland impacts by
restoring, enhancing, or preserving comparable habitats in an area
impacted by development.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is used in the permitting
program and is being expanded for use in many other aspects of the
state's wetland program.
Wetland Evaluation and Delineation Section (WEDS) performs
Formal Wetland Delineations, provides training in wetland delineation and
classification, provides technical assistance to other sections of the
Department, and ensures the consistent statewide use of the Florida
Unified Wetland Delineation Methodology (Chapter 62-340, F.A.C.).
Some ERP permits and authorizations are issued by DEP, others by the
Water Management Districts. Learn