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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection continues to assist our communities and businesses as they are working to recover from the impacts of Hurricane Hermine. To further our efforts to provide support and information that will ensure efficient and timely recovery, DEP has developed an online resource to provide access to critical information and answers to commonly asked questions.

Staff Contact Information

DEP is committed to providing open and efficient lines of communication, including making ourselves available even during the evenings and weekends to assist you as needed.

Emergency and Executive Orders

DEP's Emergency Final Order

On Sept. 3, 2016, DEP issued an Emergency Final Order, which provides authorization for certain repairs, replacement, restoration and other activities made necessary by Hurricane Hermine.

Governor Rick Scott's Executive Orders

Community Outreach

DEP staff continues to communicate with residents, community leaders and businesses statewide to answer questions and provide information and assistance with hurricane recovery. In some of the most impacted areas, DEP will host office hours where staff will be available to meet with residents and businesses to answer questions, navigate permitting processes and provide other information in person.


Monday 9/12/16 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Taylor County
Steinhatchee Community Center
1013 Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee, FL 32359

Tuesday 9/13/16 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Levy County
Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Office
450 2nd Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625

Wednesday 9/14/16 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Taylor County
Keaton Beach - Taylor Coastal Water & Sewer District Office
18820 Beach Road - Perry, FL 32348

Thursday 9/15/16 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dixie County
Horseshoe Beach City Hall
Corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street, Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648

Friday 9/15/16
Based on needs and new information gathered throughout the week, the specific area to be served this day will be determined mid-week.

Some anticipated issues/questions that we may cover during these events:

  • Proper handling and disposal related to: gasoline with water in it, paint, household chemicals
  • Disposal of pressure treated wood (docks/decking/pilings)
  • Repair and replacement of docks
  • Repair and replacement of sea walls
  • Repair and replacement of eroded river bank or water's edge
  • Solid waste staging & disposal
  • Canal and surface water clean up
  • Open burning and use of air curtain incinerators
  • Drinking water

Fact Sheets and FAQs

The documents below were developed to provide communities and businesses with additional information about DEP and environmental issues commonly encountered after a hurricane. DEP staff is available to answer additional questions or provide further information.

Environmental Resource Permitting Activities (Docks, Boatlifts, Bulkheads, etc.)

Air Resource Management


News & Updates

Tracking Map








See www.floridadisaster.org for most current information.


Last updated: September 30, 2016

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