Last updated: May 30, 2014
Northwest District - Ecosystem Management Agreement
Ecosystem Management Agreement (EMA)
On October 11, 2004, The St. Joe Company and the Department established the Ecosystem Management Agreement for Bay and Walton Counties (EMA). The EMA provides a flexible and predictable permitting process that will benefit the public and ERP applicants and will yield a net ecosystem benefit to the region over the traditional individual permit process. Implementation of the EMA satisfies all applicable standards and criteria, and includes commitments by the St. Joe Company to various operation, mitigation and conservation conditions that exceed current applicable regulatory requirements.
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