Environmental Resource Permitting
One of DEP’s top priorities is creating a more certain regulatory process that is interpreted consistently across the state and is protective of the environment. As part of this, DEP is moving forward with a statewide rule for Environmental Resource Permits (ERP). These permits are the most commonly applied for permits in Florida and are designed to regulate activities that affect Florida’s surface waters. The permits cover everything from boat docks on personal property to industrial wastewater treatment plants. Currently, five versions of the ERP are in use in Florida. A statewide ERP rule would be easier for the public and staff to use, reduce duplicative rules, and ensure consistent implementation of the ERP program statewide, all without lowering environmental standards.
Overview of Environmental Resource Permitting
DEP’s Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs Jeff Littlejohn, P.E. provides the following presentation to various industry groups, environmental organizations and legislative committees.
- Statewide Environmental Resource Permit Presentation - September 2011
In the news
- Florida Specifier, DEP, WMDs Making Progress with ERP Streamlining – December 2011