Delegations are activities regulated by the FDEP that have been
delegated to local government agencies to further streamline the
Section 373.441 of the Florida Statutes provides authority for the FDEP
and the water management districts to delegate all or a portion of the
Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Program to local governments.
Within the Southeast District (SED),
Broward County and Miami-Dade
County have approved Delegation Agreements in which they can process
permits for curtain activities of the Environmental Resource Program.
Please check with the county’s environmental resource protection program
to determine if your project requires a permit from DEP.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also have further
streamlined processing of state and federal regulatory permits under a
State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP). The SPGP avoids duplication of
permitting between the Corps and FDEP for minor works located in waters
of the U.S., including navigable waters. The SPGP allows FDEP to approve
the applicable federal permit during the review of an environmental
resource permit for certain minor activities including shoreline
stabilization, boat ramps, docks and piers, and maintenance dredging, as
well as for activities that qualify for regulatory exemptions and
general permits, subject to conditions. In addition, FDEP has granted
state water quality certification and Coastal Zone Consistency
Concurrence, subject to regional conditions applicable to each
Nationwide Permit (NWP), for most of the Corps’ NWPs.