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Water Policy and Ecosystems

  • Florida Coastal Office 850-245-2094
    Submerged lands and coastal uplands management, aquatic preserve management

  • Office of Water Policy/, 850-245-3166
    Water Management District oversight, Florida Water Plan, District Water Management Plan Review

  • Office of Ecosystem Projects 850-245-2228
    Everglades restoration, Everglades permitting, Everglades projects

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Water Quality Assessment and Restoration

  • Engineering, Hydrology and Geology  850-245-8702
    Models shoreline changes, determines erosion rates and areas of critical erosion

  • GIS and Data Support  850-245-8616
    Geographic Information Systems, historic shoreline data, offshore and beach profile data

  • Ground Water & Springs Protection  850-245-8228
    Ground water, including ground water – surface water interaction & basin assessment, Springs Initiative, data assessment & statistics, agrichemical effects (pesticides & fertilizer Best Management Practices), technical support

  • Laboratories

    • Biology Laboratory  850-245-8177
      Field sampling, laboratory analyses, technical review and data interpretations

    • Chemistry Laboratory  850-245-8085
      Management services, expert witnesses, technical guidance, analytical laboratory support

    • Laboratory Support  850-245-8059
      Laboratory instrument and desktop PC support, LIMS development, QA oversight and sample receiving.

  • Nonpoint Source Management  850-245-7508
    Federal 319 grant coordination; stormwater and nonpoint source technical assistance

  • Water Quality Standards  850-245-8346
    Administers rules and standards for surface water quality and impaired waters & coordinates the development of numeric nutrient criteria.

  • Watershed Assessment  850-245-8346
    Water body assessment and listing of impaired waters

  • Watershed Data Services  850-245-8556
    Responsible for helping monitoring entities and DEP staff input data into STORET and the DEP database. Provides GIS support

  • Watershed Evaluation & TMDL 850-245-8556
    Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), Water Quality Based Effluent Limitations (WQBEL)

  • Watershed Monitoring 850-245-8433
    Implements the state’s Status and Trends monitoring networks for both surface and ground water, including coordination with other monitoring entities

  • Watershed Planning & Coordination  850-245-7508
    Watershed/basin management planning activities associated with TMDL implementation

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Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement

  • Beach and Coastal Permitting

  • Compliance, Certification and Restoration  850-245-8567

    • Operator Certification  850-245-7500
      Water and wastewater operator testing and licensing; complaint investigation

    • Water Compliance Assurance  850-245-8567
      Compliance and enforcement coordination; toxicity issues; permit forms

    • Water Supply Restoration   850-245-8336
      Restoration of drinking water (filters, lines, new wells) where private wells are contaminated

  • Source and Drinking Water 850-245-8624
    Permitting, compliance, and enforcement coordination; technical assistance; monitoring and reporting data management; rule development

    • Aquifer Protection  850-245-8645
      Wellhead Protection; Source Water Protection; Ground Water Delineation Program; Water Well Contractors Information and Violations Clearinghouse; technical assistance; rule development

    • Underground Injection Control  850-245-8336
      Permitting, compliance, and enforcement coordination; monitoring and reporting data management; rule development

  • Mining & Reclamation 850-245-7554

    • Phosphate Mining
      Reclamation phosphate-mined lands

    • Non-Mandatory Reimbursement
      Grants for reclamation of lands mined for phosphate before July 1975

    • Oil and Gas  850-245-8336
      Permitting authority for oil and gas drilling, production, and geophysical exploration in Florida

    • Phosphogypsum Program

    • Phosphate Management Program
      Permitting, compliance, enforcement, financial responsibility and closure associated with phosphogypsum stack systems

  • Submerged Lands (Wetlands) and Environmental Resource Coordination 850-245-8336

    • SLER Compliance and Enforcement
      Compliance and Enforcement for ERP Permitting & Sovereign Submerged Lands, public outreach

    • Mitigation  850-245-8336
      Mitigation, offsite mitigation, offsite regional mitigation, and the purchase of mitigation credits from permitted mitigation banks

    • Environmental Resource Permitting 850-245-8336
      Questions on Sovereign Submerged Lands and Environmental Resource Permit programs, issues involving Sovereign Submerged Lands and all rulemaking

    • Wetland Delineation 850-245-8336
      Perform wetland delineations, provide training in wetland delineation and classification, provide technical assistance

  • Wastewater and Stormwater Management  850-245-8336

    • Domestic Wastewater  850-245-8605
      Permitting, compliance, and enforcement coordination; reuse; residuals; industrial pretreatment; local program delegation; rule development

    • Industrial Wastewater  850-245-8589
      Permitting, compliance, and enforcement coordination; power plant permitting; animal husbandry; rule development

    • NPDES Stormwater  850-245-7522
      Stormwater permitting and compliance associated with construction activity, certain industrial sectors, and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)

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Financial Assistance

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Last updated: May 10, 2017

  2600 Blair Stone Road M.S. 3500   Tallahassee, Florida 32399   850-245-8336 (phone) / 850-245-8356 (fax) 
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