U. S. Army Corps of Engineers issues Programmatic General Permit

Published Nov. 16, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has issued SAJ-99, a Programmatic General Permit (PGP), effective immediately, to the state of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The PGP authorizes the deposition of materials and other work for the purposes of clam and oyster aquaculture in navigable waters of the United States that are within the jurisdiction of the state.

The PGP helps to avoid duplication of permitting and reduces the need for separate approval from the Corps and the state of Florida for minor work in waters of the United States, including navigable waters. This streamlining reduces costs associated with permit processing and increases efficiency for applicants seeking permits for these types of activities in Florida’s waters. The PGP will be effective for five years unless suspended or revoked prior to that.

For more information on the Corps’ Regulatory program, visit www.saj.usace.army.mil, and click on Missions and then on Regulatory.

Nancy J. Sticht

Release no. 12-089