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Environmental Protection Commission Public Workshop

April 13, 2022 6:30 PM Public Workshop and  April 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Link to Register: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLEPCHC/bulletins/31151ae

Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) staff will conduct a public workshop regarding proposed rule revisions to Chapter V of the “Basis of Review for Authorization of Activities Pursuant to Chapter 1-11 – Wetlands” (BOR) and EPC’s fee schedule, Chapter 1-6, Rules of the EPC.  Chapter V of the BOR deals with the Miscellaneous Activities in Wetlands (MAIW) permitting program.  MAIWs are wetland permits for development which is of nominal consequence to the wetland and do not require a reasonable use analysis or mitigation.  All other chapters of the BOR are not subject to revision.  The purpose of the proposed rule revision is to clarify MAIW permitting criteria regarding aquatic plant control, vegetation removal, marginal structures, shoreline stabilization activities, and certain exemptions.  The proposed rule will be presented to the Commissioners for consideration in May.The proposed revisions in Ch. 1-6 rename certain activities in the fee schedule to correspond with the revisions proposed in Chapter V of the BOR. Should you have questions about registering for the workshop, please send an email to epcinfo@epchc.org on or before April 12, 2022.  Written comments may be submitted to epcinfo@epchc.org for consideration by May 5, 2022 if you are unable to attend a session or have comments or concerns you wish to submit. EPC Rules only become final after a public hearing conducted by the Commission, which is anticipated to be held on May 19, 2022