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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.

Environmental 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, dolomite & shell, gravel, sand, dirt, clay, peat, and other solid resources (except phosphate).

Mandatory 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 lands. 

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 Karen Miller at (850) 201-7689.

Nonmandatory 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.

Phosphogypsum 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 Reimbursement program.

Technical Support - Provides engineering and hydrologic support to the other Mining and Minerals Regulation programs.

Mining, Mitigation, and Delineation Program

Bob Martinez Center
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3577
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Phone (850) 245-7554




Management Plan for the Integrated Habitat Network

Mine Reclamation Rules

Peace River Basin Management Advisory Committee

Peace River Basin Resource Management Plan

Upper Peace River/Saddle Creek Restoration Project

Program Areas

Dam Safety

Environmental Resources

Mandatory Nonphosphate

Mandatory Phosphate

Mine Safety

Nonmandatory Reimbursement

Oil and Gas

Phosphogypsum Management

Program Management and Evaluation

Technical Support

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Last updated: March 05, 2015

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