Mining, Mitigation and Delineation
Dam Safety - Dam Safety in
Florida is regulated through several rules, which vary by activity
and location. The coordination of these regulations is through the
Mining and Minerals Regulation Program.
Resources - Provides ecological planning
and support for the other mine reclamation programs.
Mandatory Nonphosphate -
Administers the laws and regulations related to
the reclamation of mined land and the protection of water
resources (water quality, water quantity and wetlands) at
mines extracting heavy
minerals, fuller's earth, limestone,
& shell, gravel, sand, dirt, clay, peat, and other
solid resources (except phosphate).
Phosphate - Administers the rules related to the reclamation
of lands mined for phosphate after June 1975 and the rules related
to Environmental and Wetland Resource Permits for phosphate mined
Mine Safety - Provides federally mandated MSHA safety
and health training throughout the state, as requested by mine
operators and mining contractors. This program has been moved to the
Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) at Tallahassee Community
College. To schedule training, or for more information, please call
Ben Hart at (850) 201-7009.
Reimbursement - Provides
funding for the reclamation of eligible phosphate lands mined
before July 1975.
Oil and Gas - Permitting and regulatory authority for parties
interested in exploration or production of hydrocarbons in Florida.
Primary responsibilities include conservation of oil and gas resources,
correlative rights protection, maintenance of health and human safety,
and environmental protection.
Management - Regulates (permitting,
compliance, enforcement) the design, construction, operation and
maintenance of phosphogypsum stack systems.
Program Management and Evaluation
- Provides programmatic
support to the other Mining and Minerals Regulation programs, in
addition to contract management and administration of the Nonmandatory
Support - Provides engineering and
hydrologic support to the other Mining and Minerals Regulation
Mining, Mitigation, and Delineation Program
Bob Martinez Center
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3577
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Phone (850) 413-7777