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The natural environment is the lifeblood of our state's economy; the reason it is so beautiful. The Department of Environmental Protection wants to work with you to protect, conserve and manage Florida's environment and valuable natural resources.  The DEP's South District focuses on issues facing this region and state, ranging from mangroves to hazardous waste.  The South District always welcomes public input.  The District is responsible for the following county areas:  Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Highlands, Hendry, Glades, Lee, Monroe and Sarasota. 


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South District Office
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364
Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549
Phone: 239-344-5600
Fax: 850-412-0590

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The District Director and five program administrators have offices at this site.  The main office and its programs are supported by two field offices led by environmental administrators supported by dedicated professional staff for the individual programs.  The Marathon branch office provides permitting and compliance functions for the Florida Keys.  The Biology lab in Fort Myers collects data and supports the compliance functions of the department. 

Air Resources
compliance and permitting

Water Facilities
wastewater, potable water and underground injection wells

Waste Facilities
tanks & solid or hazardous waste

Environmental Resource Permitting

Environmental Assessment & Restoration

Sustainability Initiatives
green lodge & clean marina

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If you are planning to submit an environmental resource permit application please download this check list to assist you in preparing a complete application.  If you need to have additional assistance please call 239-344-5600 and ask to schedule an appointment with one of our permit processors.  --MORE-- [doc]


Storage Tanks Registrations for Emergency Generators

South District Public Outreach Presentation

South District Projects of Public Concerns

Manchester Waterway Lock Removal/Alligator Bay EMA

Monroe County Canal Restoration

Green Lodging/Audubon Partnership

Charlotte County Dredging

Cowbone Marsh

Ceitus Boat Lift & North Spreader Canal Ecosystem Management Agreement

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DEP Meetings, Hearings and Workshops

Former Governor Crist signed into law SB 2188, requiring state agencies to post all public meetings, hearings and workshops to their Web site, with the exception of emergency meetings. Effective July 1, 2009, each agency is to give notice of public meetings, hearings and workshops by publication in the Florida Administrative Weekly and on the agency’s Web site, not less than seven days before the event.

Internet publication of official notices and supporting materials can be found on the DEP Public Notice Calendar.

Jon Iglehart, e-mail
South District Director
(239) 344-5651

Albert McLaurin, e-mail
South District Assistant Director
(239) 344-5605

Randal Landers, e-mail
Program Administrator
(239) 344-5659

Terry Cerullo, e-mail
Environmental Administrator
(239) 344-5647



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2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida  33902-2549  239-344-5600 (phone) / 850-412-0590 (fax)








Last updated: April 07, 2014

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