What is the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Program?
The Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) Program regulates
activities involving the alteration of surface water flows. This
includes new activities in uplands that generate stormwater runoff from
upland construction, as well as dredging and filling in wetlands and
other surface waters. Environmental Resource Permit applications are processed by
either the Department or one of the state's water management districts,
in accordance with the division of responsibilities specified in
operating agreements between the Department and the water management
districts. The ERP Program is in effect
throughout the State.
implement this statutory authority, the Department
adopted a rule, Chapter 62-344 of the Florida
Administrative Code, to guide local governments in the
application process, and the criteria that will be used
to approve or deny a delegation request.
*The notices linked on these pages are only for
applications that DEP staff reasonably expects to result in a heightened
public concern or likelihood of request for administrative proceedings,
based on the size, potential effect on the environment or the public,
potential controversial nature, and the location of the activities.
Activities in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
Programmatic General Permit
ERP Operating Agreements with FDEP, US
Army Corps of Engineers & WMDs
For more detailed information on
go to the
Overview of the
Wetland and Other Surface Water Regulatory and Proprietary Programs.
1It should be noted that a separate stormwater program also regulates construction
of new sources of stormwater runoff throughout the panhandle. See FL. ADMIN. CODE § 62-25.