One of the top priorities in this rulemaking effort is
developing a more certain regulatory process that is applied
consistently across Florida to protect the environment and
foster a sustainable economy. A more consistent rule
will be easier to use on both ends—easier for the citizens
or businesses applying the Uniform Mitigation Assessment
Method and for the agency staff processing the applications.
The goal is to develop a streamlined, straightforward UMAM
rule that is applicable statewide, but that still accounts
for each region’s diverse ecological communities.
Stakeholders are invited to provide comments, suggestions
All comments will be reviewed, and DEP staff have been
encouraged to respond to individual comments. DEP values
input from all stakeholders and will carefully consider each
We encourage comments that are positive and constructive.
Comments that contain offensive or abusive language,
personal attacks, endorsements of any product, service,
group or business, solicitations or advertisements or
personal, sensitive or confidential information will not
Rule Development Documents
For additional information please contact:
Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources Coordination
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Phone: (850) 245 - 8487