General Permit for Seagrass Restoration This general permit is intended to streamline seagrass restoration. No draft has been released nor have hearings been scheduled. (This topic was covered in the October/November CCS newsletter). Generic NPDES Permit to allow discharges associated… Read More
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2023 Legislative Session: Senate Bill 100 and SB 172- Safe Waterways Work
2023 Legislative Session The 2023 legislative session begins in April, but bills worth watching are beginning to be filed and referred to the appropriate committees. Senate Bill 100 – Mangrove Replanting and Restoration. This bill amends Section 403.9324, Florida Statutes,… Read More
POLICY BRIEF: Oyster Governance in Florida: A Rich History with Lessons for Future Management
STATE POLICY BRIEF OYSTER GOVERNANCE IN FLORIDA: A RICH HISTORY WITH LESSONS FOR FUTURE MANAGEMENT Project Team Chad Palmer, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, UF Cole Thomas, J.D. (2022), UF Levin College of Law Meredith Burgess,… Read More
A Missing Entity? Florida’s Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan Legislation and Independent Special Districts
Adding Independent Special Districts to the list of entities eligible to participate in the Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience planning and implementation processes should be afforded further consideration given their self-governing authority over critical assets, their ability to operationalize resiliency projects and their capacity to leverage state and other grant funds provided through their own revenue generation.
Coastal Policy Update: 2022 Marine and Coastal Related Legislation and Appropriations Recap with Commentary
Coastal policy received a significant amount of attention in the Florida legislature this year, with several bills and budget items making their way to the Governor’s desk and others dying in committees. This update describes bills and projects of particular relevance to the CCS community and provides some context.
State Policy Brief: Marine Aquatic Resource Mitigation Banking in Florida
Bills to authorize mitigation banking for seagrass and other marine resources on sovereign submerged lands (SSL) have been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate for consideration in the 2022 legislative session.
State Policy Brief: Amendments to Florida’s Boating Laws, 2021
This analysis briefly describes the amendments to boating law introduced by the bills SB 1946 and 1086 and provides some context. By Tom Ankersen and Colson Douglas.