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The Environmental Resource Program's (ERP) Compliance Assistance Section handles a wide variety of regulatory and proprietary environmental issues in the Southeast District (SED). Our main focus is ensuring compliance with Environmental Resource Permits, which include authorizations for wetland fills, mangrove trims, dock/seawall construction, stormwater management systems, and other environmental resource related activities. Our other responsibilities include fielding complaints from the general public, state lands lease inspections and Everglades hunt camp inspections.

 

Please refer to the below listed information to address all of your environmental concerns.  Please be aware that you can remain anonymous when contacting our office to make a complaint.

If you are observing the following activities and think they may be unauthorized, call (561) 681-6600 to report a violation

  • new dock construction or reconfiguration
  • new seawall construction
  • single family wetland fills
  • private/commercial marina or mutli-family dock reconfigurations
  • any dredging/filling of surface waters
  • mangrove alterations
  • stormwater system construction

 

 

ERP Compliance Assistance Contacts

Katy Collins, Compliance Assistance Program Manager

Phone: (561) 681-6645 / Katy.Collins@dep.state.fl.us

 

Everglades Hunt Camps

The Everglades Hunt Camp Compliance & Enforcement Inspector works with the lessees of camps that are located in the Water Conservation Areas to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, as stipulated in the Hunt Camp Lease and applicable Florida Laws. The environmental aspects of the lease address the expansion of the camp's footprint, the maintenance of exotic plants, the generation of pollution, damages to the adjacent lands and the discharge of sewage into the Everglades. Currently there are 51 camps located in the Water Conservation Areas that are being regulated. Twelve of these camps are located on privately owned land and are bound by Florida Law, not by a lease.

Photo of a Hunt Camp in the Everglades

According to Florida Statute, no more camps may be built. Additionally, the camps under lease will have to remove their camps at the expiration of their lease, never to be rebuilt. The camps were granted a 20-year lease, with a potential for one 20-year renewal, depending on their being good stewards of the land and not impeding the restoration of the Everglades.

 

Helpful Links, Hotlines and Telephone Numbers

  • For hazardous spills, contact the State Watch Office at (800) 320-0519.
  • To report fish kills, call the Fish Kill Hotline at (800) 636-0511.
  • For the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, visit ASK FWC.
  • For the Army Corps. of Engineers Palm Beach Gardens office, call (561) 472-3504.

 

Florida State Watch Office

(800) 320-0519

 

 

 

Last updated: October 08, 2014
  Southeast District ~ 3301 Gun Club Road, MSC 7210-1, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406   (561) 681-6600 (phone) / (561) 681-6755 (fax)
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