Rule Development in the DEP Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Matthew DePaolis, Coastal Policy Analyst Fellow, Center for Coastal Solutions / UF Law Conservation Clinic & Florida Sea Grant Legal Program
- 62S-7: Sea Level Impact Projection (SLIP) Studies for State-Financed Coastal Construction
- Section 161.551 of the Florida Statute requires state-financed constructors must submit a SLIP study to the DEP before construction commences.
- In this rule the DEP defines the requirements of the constructors, the SLIP Study standards, the implementation of the SLIP study findings, and how DEP will enforce the rule.
- Notice of proposed rule was published April 2, 2021, and can be found in the link here. No written requests were received for a public hearing and none will be held.
- 62S-8: Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan
- Section 380.093 of the Florida Statutes requires the DEP to create requirements relating to the Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan and project submittal requirements.
- Entities potentially affected include coastal and inland communities including counties, municipalities, water management districts, flood control districts, and regional resilience entities.
- The subject matter will include sea level rise, flooding, infrastructure, planning, vulnerability, and resilience related to the development of the Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan.
- Notice of Rule Development was published in the Florida Administrative Review was published Aug. 2, 2021. Link can be found here.
DEP Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection website and Resilience and Coastal Protection Rules in Development page.