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FDEP Southeast District

Okeechobee Field Office

c/o SFWMD

3800 NE 16th Blvd.

Okeechobee, FL 34972

 

The SED Okeechobee Field Office (OFO) has two full time employees: 

  • Greg Kennedy, Office Phone: (863) 462-5888 Cell Phone: (863) 634-5557

  • John Renfranz, Office Phone: (863) 462-5891 Cell Phone (863) 532-1083

 

The OFO provides a wide variety of services to the regulated and unregulated public, local government and various state and federal agencies.  Some of these activities include:

  • Routine Compliance/Enforcement activities on the Lake Okeechobee Basin Dairy Farms, which vary in size from 600 to 2200 milk cows per barn.  These facilities have been under extreme scrutiny for decades in effort to reduce nutrient pollution to Lake Okeechobee.  These facilities are now permitted as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Compliance/Enforcement activities on environmental restoration projects, including the Kissimmee River Restoration, the Northern Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas, Former Dairy Remediation Programs, South Florida Water Management Dairy Best Available Technologies (BAT) projects and numerous other restoration efforts in the Lake Okeechobee and Northern Everglades areas.

  • Receive and respond to environmental complaints within Okeechobee and Western Martin and St Lucie Counties.  Complete detailed reports on the complaints and take enforcement action when needed.  These complaints can include Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Drinking Water, Wastewater, Air, State Lands and Wetland Impacts.

  • The OFO acts as a information clearing house for the Department and its various programs

  • Participate in Interagency Workshops and Public Meetings

  • Evaluate various pilot projects related to stormwater and wastewater management within the nutrient sensitive Lake Okeechobee Basins

  • Provide non-binding wetland delineations of residential properties to determine if permitting will be necessary

  • Provide outreach to the community in terms of environmental programs and policies

 

 

 

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Martin County

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Last updated: December 02, 2013
  Southeast District 400 North Congress Avenue, 3rd Floor, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401   (561) 681-6600 (phone) / (561) 681-6755 (fax)
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